Bay Area



Rent control is creatures of ordinances enacted by local governments and in the narrowest sense refers to limits on how much rent landlords can charge, and spell out how often landlords can raise the rent.

Yet, many of these regulatory regimes have eviction control that enumerates reasons why a tenant can be evicted. Oftentimes, these ordinances afford tenants still more protections in the form of minimum lease terms, relocation payment assistance, special notice requirements, mediation services, buyout agreement regulations, and other safeguards.

In this Rent Control Guide, we take a trip around the Bay Area and summarize some of the ordinances, with links to additional resources.

For information purposes only – there are myriad nuances and ordinances are constantly in flux. Before acting on any material here, please consult an attorney.