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Help Renters and Landlords Understand Rent Control, Rental Review and Rental Business Tax in Communities of the East Bay

Rent control is a system of laws, administered by a court or a public authority, which aim to ensure the quality and affordability of housing and tenancies on the rental market for land.
For a list of city regulations please click here

The 2 areas covered here are:
1. Business Liscence charged to rental property owners by citys
2. Rental income revenue charged to land lords by citys


These cities are imposing a Business tax on Land Lords to raise money and better monitor rental conditions in their jurisdictions.

Oakland  Ca.  initial $88.00 Registration Fee to obtain a business tax certificate.  
San Leandro, Ca.  $128.20 + 11.50 per unit.
Union City, Ca.
Hayward, Ca.
Emeryville, Ca. Landlord Business Licence cost $57.00
Berkeley if building Commercial  yes and if 3 or more units.
El Cereto Ca.
Pittsburg, Ca. Rental property inspection program
Antioch  Ca. $250.00 for a rental or $150 for each unit if multiple owned
Brentwood, Ca.  $41.89  Gross rent Flat rate up too $330,000 changes above that.
Sunnyvale Ca.

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Some Cities tax the Land Lord on the income they receive from their rentals. 

Oakland, Ca.... The tax is based on annual gross rental income at a rate of $13.95 per $1,000 of gross rental income.

Emeryville, Ca....There is a Residential Landlord Business Licence cost $57.00 plus 0.001 X  Gross Annual Rent assessment.

Daily City, Ca....they ask owners to supply schedule C of  Federal income tax return.  To figure tax Take Gross rental ___ x 0.005  =___ tax due.  City office phone  650-991-5700

Brentwood, Ca.  Flat rate $100.00 with Gross rent up too $333,333.00, terms change above that.
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More information on each East Bay community can be found at City Demographics page.

Rental Review Boards look at capping rent raises which can be binding or advisory.  Some citys with over site on Rental issues between renters and land lords are:

City of Berkeley Ca. has some of the most extensive rental regulations in California.  .  Like the Tenant Buyout ORDINANCE enacted April 30, 2016. 

San Leandro Ca. has a Rent Review Advisory Committee.
Alameda Ca  has a Rent Review Advisory Committee.
Fremont Ca. Provide steps to resolve rent increase disputes.
Hayward Ca.  Stabilizing rent increases for certain tenants.

More information on each East Bay community can be found at City Demographics page.

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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 Notice to Vacate Required are all reviewed at This link 

Is your rental exempt from local rental restrictions?  The State created some housing types and scenarios that creates exemptions from city rent control by establishing in the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act implemented 1995 state wide in California.
City of Oakland has a page out ling their exemptions from their Rent Control ordnances. 

California Laws Affecting Rental Property: Walk through, return of security deposits, enter the rental unit without written notice and other Changes at this link

Alameda County passed rent increase restrictions for Mobile home parks.




Find rental forms Rental Agreements, Rental Application,  Pet Agreement, Sublease Agreement, Lead Paint Disclosure, Property Condition Report,  etc.

When Is 60 Day Notice Required?

Scott Harrison now has property management options for your rentals call Scott at 510-388-4536 or e-Mail him ScottHarrisonHomes@Yahoo.com for the Flat Rate fees details.
An organizations that may interest owners is the East Bay Rental Housing Association (EBRHA) is a full-service nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting fair, safe and well-maintained residential rental housing that is compliant with local ordinances and state/federal laws.
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