RAP is an Oakland law (O.M.C. 8.22) that establishes how much landlords can legally increase the rent charged to tenants of certain covered rental units. RAP provides some protections, but is not as strong as it could be — Oakland’s RAP exempts several categories of rentals, and permits increases that are more generous than some jurisdictions, and various loopholes remain in the law as it is currently written and implemented. Below is a brief overview of key provisions of the Rent Adjustment Program.
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