Helping Home buyers, Tenants, Renters, Homeowners, Landlords Understand Rent Control, Rental Restrictions, Local City Demographics and other Housing Static for each Community of the East Bay.
Landlord Tenant rent control restrictions in Alameda County and Contra Costa cities and County
1995 State passed Costa-Hawkins Act which limited city and county from enforcing
rent control on certain units Key provisions are;
Exempting construction built after 1995 from local rent control laws
Exempting single-family homes from any form of rent control
Requiring all local rent control laws to contain a “vacancy decontrol” provision,
which allows the rental price to increase after a tenant moves out.
To see a list of local city regulations choose the city and click
on download city report. (some do not have rental restrictions).
Some overviews of Rent control ordnances are presented here:
Union City Ca has a several new Ordnance since May 2017
1st stating that all renters must be served a form from city web site.
2nd May 10th 2017 Landlords can only terminate lease for a specific reason.
Tenants must be notified of their rights (#1 Above) Within 60 of Ordnance
effective date, Entering new lease rental agreement, any notice to termination.
Richmond Ca. Rent Program requires fees charged to land lords including but
not limited to an enrollment fee, business license, and rental inspection
California State Wide Changes in Rental Land Lord Tenant Law Concerning Evictions, Security Deposit, Walk through Inspections, Written Notices, Definition for Security Deposits , When 60 Day Nice to Vacate Required are all reviewed at This link Land Lords and home owners who may want to rent out a home or property are subject to Business licence fees and local tax on the income they receive from their rental in some communities. More on these issues as well as forms used to compute the fees.
Is your rental exempt from local rental restrictions? Cities and counties are empowered with the ability to implement local rent control laws, almost all follow the parameters established in the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act implemented 1995 state wide in California.
California Laws Affecting Rental Property: Walk through, return of security deposits, enter the rental unit without written notice and other Changes at this link
State of California booklet on Tenant Landlord Rights and Responsibilities
Find rental forms Rental Agreements, Rental Application, Pet Agreement, Sublease Agreement, Lead Paint Disclosure, Property Condition Report, etc.