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Effective December 30, 2016

  • Measure L: The Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance 
  • Eviction protections apply to most rental units in the City of Richmond
  • The vast majority of multi-unit rental properties (including duplexes) constructed before 1995 in the City of Richmond are subject to rent control
    • Rents for rent-controlled units must reset to the “base rent”, or the rent paid on July 21, 2015 (or the first date that rent was paid after this date)
    • The Maximum Allowable Rent is equal to the base rent, plus all applicable Annual General Adjustment rent increases
    • Any excess rent paid in excess of the Maximum Allowable Rent following December 30, 2016, MUST be refunded to the Tenant in the form of a Cashier's check. Proof must be submitted using the online "Proof of Excess Rent Refund" form. See Regulation 17-05 for detail.
    • Visit the Rent Increase page for more information

News & Events

Community Workshops - Setting Standards for Changes in the Maximum Rent


 
 
For most multifamily rental properties in the City of Richmond, rent increases are limited to the annual change in the Consumer Price Index (a measure of inflation).

In the coming months, the Rent Board will establish standards for allowing individual rent increases and decreases due to a rental unit’s conditions, historic rental rates, operating costs, and other reasons.

All are invited to attend and provide feedback on topics such as (but not limited to):
• Rules and standards for increasing or decreasing rents for rent-controlled rental units
• How the Rent Board defines a “fair rate of return” on rental property investments
• Calculating rent reductions due to problems with the rental unit (pests, broken appliances, etc.)

Workshop #1                                Workshop #2
Monday, December 4, 2017          Saturday, December 9, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM                        10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
City Council Chambers                  Multipurpose Room  
440 Civic Center Plaza                  440 Civic Center Plaza (Basement)

Space is limited – RSVP today: https://rentprogram.eventbrite.com
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Online Payment of the Residential Rental Housing Fee - Due January 2, 2018



In November 2016, a majority of City of Richmond voters approved Measure L, the Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance.
 
The Ordinance established the Residential Rental Housing Fee, which must be paid by all Richmond Landlords to fund implementation of the Ordinance through the City’s Rent Program Department. 
 
The current Residential Rental Housing Fee is $145.00 per Rental Unit. It is anticipated that invoices will be mailed beginning in November 2017, with payment due no later than January 2, 2018. Alternatively, the fee may be paid online at https://etrakit.ci.richmond.ca.us Please refer to the images below for additional online payment instructions.

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Contact Us


440 Civic Center Plaza
2nd Floor 
Richmond, CA 94804
Monday - Friday
9:00 am -12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

www.richmondrent.org
rent@ci.richmond.ca.us
510-620-6576 
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