Q&A on Richmond’s New Rent Control Ordinance

What rental property owners need to know about the new Richmond ordinance, effective December 30, 2016. - Written by Matthew Quiring - Posted Dec 30, 2016

Q&A on Richmond’s New Rent Control Ordinance

On November 8, 2016, voters in the Bay Area expanded the reach of rent and eviction control throughout the greater Bay Area. On December 30, 2016, the Richmond “Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction and Homeowner Protection Ordinance” went into effect, rolling back rents to July 21, 2015, and requiring “just cause” for most evictions in the city. Which Units are Covered by the Richmond Ordinance? As in other cities, there are two aspects to the ordinance: eviction control and rent control. Eviction control effectively applies to any property...

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Cities Ignore Data, Economists and Continue to Push for Tighter Rent Controls

Renter Groups Use Misleading Data on “Average” Rents to Push Radical Agenda - Written by EBRHA - Posted Oct 26, 2016

Despite overwhelming evidence from leading economic experts that rent control hurts low-income and minority residents and recent market indications that rents in the region have leveled off and begun to decline, cities across the East Bay are moving forward with even more draconian restrictions targeting small rental property owners. In Alameda, Oakland and Richmond, voters are being asked to impose strict renter-backed limits that threaten the livelihoods of small mom-and-pop property owners. In addition, Oakland City Council has imposed its...

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Union City Rent and Tenant Taskforce Meeting Oct.3

The recently-formed task force will hold is first meeting October 3. - Written by EBRHA - Posted Oct 3, 2016

About the Taskforce The City of Union City has a 15-member Rent and Tenant Taskforce that was formed on September 13, 2016 with the primary purpose of providing recommendations to the City Council on options that the City Council could consider to address rent and tenant issues in a legal, fair, and equitable manner. The Taskforce is comprised of five tenant representatives, five landlord representatives, and five impartial community members. Taskforce Charter For additional information regarding the Taskforce’s purpose and structure,...

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