Learn More About Exemptions from the Rent Adjustment Program

Properties exempt from the Rent Adjustment Program (RAP) have no limitations on rent increases. Rules about eviction (Just Cause for Evictions) may still apply.

Posted: September 8th, 2018 11:04 AM

Last Updated: July 20th, 2022 4:34 PM

The three most common exemptions from RAP are:

  1. Government-subsidized housing
  2. Units built after January 1, 1983
  3. Single family homes or condominiums exempt under the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act

The following units are exempt from the RAP:

  • Subsidized Housing.
  • Motels, hotels if occupancy not more than 30 days.
  • Hospital, dormitory, extended care facility, etc.
  • Non-profit cooperative owned and occupied by majority of residents.
  • New construction (built after January 1st, 1983)
  • Substantial rehabilitation.
  • The unit that an owner occupies in any building.
  • Non-profit facility-homeless/substance abuse treatment.
  • Unit in trust for the developmentally disabled.
  • Shared facilities with owner and tenants (bath/kitchen).
  • Costa Hawkins-Single family home or condominium.
  • Vacant units