|What causes for eviction are considered just cause - tenant at-fault?
- Failure to pay rent
- Violation of contract (please note there are special provisions in case of subletting)
- Refusal to pay or make repairs caused by the tenant
- Tenant disturbs the peace and quiet
- Tenant refuses to allow the landlord access to the rental unit during normal business hours
- Tenant refuses to vacate temporary housing
- Tenant refuses to sign a new lease after a fixed-term lease
|What causes for eviction are considered just cause - no-fault?
- Substantial repairs by the landlord
- Landlord has a permit to demolish
- Owner moves in
|Key Eligibility and Exemption Summary
Small owner occupied (two-unit)
|Is there a minimum tenancy for coverage?
|Do protections apply to new construction?
|What triggers the obligation to pay relocation assistance?
- Owner move-in
- Removal from rental market
|What units are eligible for rent control and which are exempt?
- Most multi-unit properties that were built before June 1980
- Single family homes with tenants who moved in prior to 1996
- Single-family homes with 5 or more rooms rented out individually with separate leases
- Single-family homes first re-rented on or after 1/1/1996
- "New Construction"
- Units that were built and received a Certificate of Occupancy after June of 1980
- Section 8 Tenancies
- Units where the tenant shares a kitchen or bath with a landlord
- Any duplex that was owner-occupied on December 31, 1979, and currently has an owner living in one of the units ("Golden Duplexes")
- Rental units rented by a non-profit, accredited institution of a higher learning (i.e., dorms)
- Non-profit cooperatives
|Does the landlord have to petition for additional increases?
|On what grounds is the landlord allowed to petition for additional rent increases?
||Petition may be filed to request rent ceiling adjustments for one or more of the following reasons:
Shorter (single-ground) petitions are available for requesting increases solely on one of the following grounds:
- Capital Improvements (Regulation 1267)
- Change in Space or Services (Regulation 1269)
- Historically Low Rent (Regulation 1280)
- Increased Debt Service (Regulation 1276)
- Increased Occupancy (Regulation 1270)
- Low Rent in Years 1976-79 (Regulation 1268)
- Maintenance and/or Adjustment of Base Year Net Operating Income (Regulations 1262, 1264)
- Restoration of AGAs (Regulation 1278)
- Capital Improvements
- Historically Low Rent
- Increased Occupancy
- Implementation of Rent Increases Conditionally Granted in a Previous Advisory Decision (Regulation 1214)