2014 Tenant Protection Ordinance

Publish Date: Sep, 23 2019

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Policy | Ordinance

While most landlords in Oakland are honorable and support their tenants, the rising market demand for rental housing in Oakland effectively creates an incentive for some landlords to engage in harassing behavior or fail to make repairs to pressure existing tenants in rent-controlled units to move so that rents can be raised.

The Tenant Protection Ordinance provides tenants legal recourse in instances where landlords subject them to harassing behavior.