Tag: rent board

Protecting Your Tenancy from Rent Increases

If you have rent control your landlord can’t give you a rent increase above two or three percent a year right? Not exactly. Enter Rent Board Rules and Regulations Section 1.21 . Section 1.21 allows a landlord to raise a tenant’s rent to market rate where the tenant no longer uses their home as their… Read more »

Do I Have to Sign a New Lease?

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A common question we get from tenants is whether or not they have to sign a new lease. Depending on the situation signing a new lease may be obligatory or it may be completely inappropriate. In this article we discuss the various considerations. Tenants Cannot Refuse to Sign a Lease that is Materially Similar or… Read more »

Rent Gouging

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Rent control is a huge benefit for tenants. However, there are some master tenants who take advantage of the high cost of rent in the Bay Area by overcharging roommates. While some tenants may feel they have a right to charge a roommate whatever they want, the Rent Ordinance forbids master tenants from rent gouging.… Read more »