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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