Only renters in units built before 1983 will have the extra protections for rent increases and no cause evictions during the 90-day period that began April 5.
After months of campaigning by housing rights activists the Oakland City Council enacted a 90-day "moratorium" provision that limits rent increases for Oakland tenants in units built before 1983 to the current inflation rate of 1.7% per year. Landlords can petition to the Rent Board for an exception on "fair return" grounds but tenants are entitled to notification and a public hearing. The "moratorium" also reaffirms the City's Just Cause Eviction ordinance and requires that any Notice to Vacate cite a specific legitimate reason for eviction to be valid.
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