Client Alert: From the Scheer Law Group: Rent Control-Eviction Control in Santa Rosa

Client Alert: From the

To All SLG Clients and Affiliates.

From: Spencer Scheer
Date: October 10, 2016
Client Alert: From the Scheer Law Group:

( Disclaimer): The following bulletin refers to legal issues subject to developing case law or regulatory oversight. In the event that you encounter issues covered in this bulletin, you should review the appropriate response with counsel experienced in this area of law and should update the status of any legislation, regulation or case law mentioned.. The intention of SLG is to give an overview of the subject covered and to highlight trends that are emerging, not to provide advice applicable to any particular case.

Subject: Rent Control/Eviction Control in Santa Rosa, effective 9.30.16.[1]

The explosion in real property values and increasing scarcity of affordable rental housing is being reflected in the enactment of more rent control/eviction control ordinances. In 2015, Richmond CA enacted the first rent control/eviction control ordinance in almost 30 years.  Now Santa Rosa. More are on the way.

General Recap of Santa Rosa Provisions. Rent cap is 3%. Rents rolled back to January 1, 2016 and rent increases tied to that date and max 3% a year increases thereafter.  Rent cap and eviction control applies to units built before February 1995. Evictions for “just cause”, only.

Jon Seigel is the resident rent control expert at SLG. If you have questions, please call Jon.

You are always welcome to call me if you would like to discuss:

Spencer Scheer

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