Contest a Rent Adjustment Program Exemption

Tenants are able to contest their unit's exemption from the Rent Adjustment Program through filing a tenant petition.

Respond to Owner Petition for Exemption

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Call Code Compliance

(510) 238-3381

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.