Tenants are able to contest their units exemption from the Rent Adjustment Program through filing a tenant petition.
- It is extremely important to communicate all issues with your property owner.
- Keep record of all communication, along with the dates. Email is one good way.
- If there is no response from your property owner, you can call the Oakland Code Compliance office, Monday through Friday 9:00am-4:30pm.
To learn more about your rights regarding code violations contact a tenant right counselor or lawyer .
If your property owner has filed a petition against you, respond using the form that was mailed you.
You may attach any relevant documents to your response or up until 14 days before a scheduled hearing.