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Changes to Oakland Rental Law Affecting Owner Occupied Duplexes and Triplexes

As of June 5, 2019, all units in an owner occupied duplex or triplex are now covered by rent control. Property owners must now pay the annual Rent Adjustment Program fee.

Property owners of newly covered duplex/triplex units may petition for a rent increase above the annual CPI if the owner did not increase rents or increased rents less than the CPI limits between 11/7/15 and 11/6/18. The petition must be filed before June 30, 2020 and may not serve a rent increase until the Rent Program issues a decision.

Property owners may use the Property Owner Petition to Transitional Rent Increase for Owner-Occupied Duplex or Triplex form to file the petition. Tenants may use the Tenant Response to Transitional Rent Increase Petition form to respond to a petition filed by their property owner.


Workshops

The Rent Adjustment Program is now holding workshops for both landlords and tenants. Attend an upcoming workshop to learn more about the Rent Adjustment Program Ordinance and other housing laws relevant in Oakland. The calendar provides different dates for topics which include Rights and Responsibilities for Landlords/Tenants, Landlord 101 and Tenants Rights.

View Workshop Schedule