|What units are eligible for rent control and which are exempt?
- Eligible Units: Any rental property under the Rental Control Program
such as where there are 2 or more units built before 1988.
- Exempt Units: Single Family homes, condos, nursing facilities, hotels, owner-occupied duplexes and triplexes
|Does the landlord have to petition for additional increases?
||N/A, no mention of substantial additional increases
Just registration fee:
Owners can, with proper advance 30-day notice, pass on to tenants half of the City’s
registration fee for the Rent Stabilization Program. In program years 2011 through 2015,
the tenant’s share of this fee is $9.75 per month. Tenants cannot be charged more than this
amount or charged this fee retroactively. This fee is not part of the rent or included in the
calculation of the MAR or rent increases based on AGAs. The City’s fee is in addition to the
rent and helps cover the cost of administering the Ordinance.
A landlord cannot increase rent unless a Certificate of Maximum Allowable Rent has been issued
for the current tenant of a regulated unit after a landlord has submitted a Registration Statement.
Once a Certificate of Maximum Allowable Rent has been issued, the landlord can raise that tenant’s
rent once every 12 months, but not in excess of 10% annually, as long as the unit continues to be
properly registered, and the landlord is in substantial compliance with the Ordinance. No rent
increases are permitted for tenants within 12 months of initial occupancy.