The Rent Adjustment Program (RAP) issues Certificates of Exemption for dwelling units that are permanently exempt from the Rent Adjustment Ordinance. RAP will NOT issue Certificates of Exemption for single-family homes any longer. However, in most cases, single-family homes (including houses and condominiums) will still be exempt from the Rent Adjustment Ordinance.
Use this form to apply for exemption from the Rent Adjustment Program. This form already includes the required Notice to Tenants and Proof of Service.
This document is a stand-alone Notice to Tenant of Owner Petition (may be used with Owner Petition for Rent Increases or Owner Petition for Certificate for Exemption). This notice is already included in both the Owner Petition for Rent Increases and Owner Petition for Certificate for Exemption forms.
Property owners should use this form if property repairs require vacancy and will take more than 3 months. This form already includes the required Notice to Tenants of Property Owner Petition for Extension of Time to Vacate and Proof of Service.
This document is a stand-alone Notice to Tenants of Property Owner Petition for Extension of Time to Vacate (may ONLY be used with the Property Owner Petition to Extend Time of Tenant Vacancy form). This notice is already included in the Property Owner Petition to Extend Time of Tenant Vacancy form.
Use this form to file a property owner response to a tenant petition. This form already includes the required Proof of Service.
Property owners and tenants may use this form to petition the Rent Adjustment Program for a hearing to address a tenant's claim of "protected status" as elderly, disabled, or catastrophically ill for the purposes of protection under the Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance.
Property owners and tenants may use this form to respond to the Petition for Determination of Tenant Protected Status form that was filed by the tenant or property owner of their rental unit.
Use this form to appeal a hearing decision for the Rent Adjustment Program.
The Lease Addendum, prepared by the City of Oakland Rent Adjustment Program, is for use when there is partial tenancy turnover. It clarifies that tenants who move into rental units during an existing tenancy are not original tenants and only have the right to the current controlled rent until the last original tenant permanently vacates the unit. The Lease Addendum clarifies that the landlord may raise the rent without limitation on all remaining tenants.
This document is a stand-alone Proof of Service that can be used to serve any other RAP document that does not already include a Proof of Service.
A request for a change of the date of hearing or mediation must be submitted on this form as early as possible. You must sign this request. Documentation verifying the reason for the request must be attached to this form.
Tenants may request to dismiss their petition if they move residences, if they'd wish to. Property Owners may also request to dismiss their petition if they'd wish to.
Under the Rent Adjustment Ordinance, property owners must give tenants a copy of the Notice of the Rent Adjustment Program (“The RAP Notice”) (1) at the commencement of a tenancy and are required to give it in three languages English, Spanish, and Chinese, AND (2) with every notice of rent increase (O.M.C 8.22.060, Rent Adjustment Ordinance Implementing Regulation 8.22.060.)
Under the Tenant Protections Ordinance (TPO), property owners of buildings with at least one interior common area accessible by all the tenants must post the RAP Notice in at least one such common area per building (O.M.C. 8.22.640.E.)
The Tenant Protection Ordinance requires Owners to post a notice of the TPO in rental units in an inside common area of their building. The notice must use the form provided below.
The owner must file a Property Owner Certification Prior to Move Out Negotiations with the Rent Adjustment Program prior to entering into Move Out Negotiations.
A no-fault eviction is commonly used when a landlord determines they need a tenant to leave the property for a personal or business decision.
Tenants and property owners can use this form to request copies of case documents.