Landlords

Questions about how rent control and Just Cause for Eviction effect your rental property? Staff is happy to assist you in navigating compliance and other issues or questions you may have regarding the Rent Program.

Submit by email: rent@ci.richmond.ca.us or call (510) 620-6576. 
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Sign up for our email listserv for up to date information about the Richmond Rent Program: Email Listserv
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Enrollment and Noticing Requirements

Enrollment


Landlords and owners of residential Rental Units located within the City of Richmond must enroll all Rental Units with the Rent Program.

The simplest way to complete the Rent Program Enrollment Form is to submit the online form on the Forms page: Rent Program Forms

Noticing 


In accordance with Rent Board Regulation 17-10, Landlords are required to file a copy of all rental increase notices, change of terms of tenancy and tenancy termination notices with the Rent Board within two business days after serving the Tenant the notice. Proof of service with time and date of service must be included with the notice filed with the City (RMC 11.100.060(s)). Please visit the Forms page to obtain copies of all relevant notices and forms for your property: Rent Program Forms.

Fees
Enrollment with the Richmond Rent Program requires fees including but not limited to an enrollment fee, business license, and rental inspection program compliance. Please visit the Fees page for more information: Rent Program Fees.

Terms to Know

  1. Rent Control
  2. Just Cause for Eviction
  3. Base Rent
  4. Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  5. Maximum Allowable Rent
Establishes maximum annual rent increases for residential housing units. Not all residential properties are subject to rent control.

Resources

Richmond Rent Program Brochure

Rent Program info brochure FINAL

Guía del Programa de Renta de la Ciudad de Richmond

Rent Program info brochure SPANISH
Tenant and Landlord Resources Directory
Directorio de Recursos para Propietarios e Inquilinos

The City welcomes suggestions for other resources to be included on this list.

Please note: The City cannot provide legal advice to private citizens and groups. Please refer to the resources above for legal assistance.