Effective January 1, 2020 the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (AB 1482, Chiu) is California's first statewide rent cap and Just Cause for Eviction law (albeit with numerous compromises, and a 10-year sunset period)
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM OAKLAND'S RENT ADJUSTMENT & JUST CAUSE LAWS?
Oakland's existing Rent Adjustment Program (RAP) and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance still apply. However, the Tenant Protection Act will cover some units that are not covered already. At this time, protections granted under the TPA are not enforced by the Oakland Rent Board (we're working on that). However, the protections are the law of the land until 2030, so tenants confronting a landlord who refuses to comply may file for action in Small Claims Court.
WHO IS COVERED?
If your unit is covered, the rent can only be increased by 5% + the area's Consumer Price Index (CPI), or a maximum of 10% (whichever is lower) in any given 12-month period.
Just Cause for Eviction
If your unit is covered per above, and either all the current occupants have lived there for at least 12 months or at least one tenant has lived there for at least 24 months, then you also are covered by the TPA's Just Cause for Eviction protection: