|What causes for eviction are considered just cause - tenant at-fault?
- Failure to Pay Rent
- Breach of Lease
- Criminal Activity
- Failure to Give Access
|What causes for eviction are considered just cause - no-fault?
- Necessary and Substantial Repairs Requiring--Temporary Vacancy
- Owner Move-In
- Withdrawal of the Unit Permanently from Rental Market
|Key Eligibility and Exemption Summary
Partially exempt units include:
- Rental Units with first certificate of occupancy after April 5, 2017
- Single-family homes and condos, companion units, duplexes
- Rental Units with an initial certificate of occupancy dated between February 1, 1995 and the effective date of this Article
- Rental Units governed by Mountain View City Code Chapter 36, Article XIV ("Affordable Housing Program") to the extent permissible by law
|Is there a minimum tenancy for coverage?
|Do protections apply to new construction?
||Yes, but only applies to units built before 12/23/2016
|What triggers the obligation to pay relocation assistance?
- Necessary and substantial repairs requiring temporary vacancy
- Owner move-in
- Withdrawal of the unit permanently from the rental market
|What units are eligible for rent control and which are exempt?
Units exempted from RC: units in hotels, motels, inns, tourist homes,
rooming, boarding houses, rental units in hospitals, convent,
monastery, extended medical care facility, asylum, non-profit home for the aged, government unit, must be 3 or more units
Notice of Rent Increase Required. Allowable Rent increases pursuant to the Annual
General Adjustment shall become effective only after the Landlord provides written
notice to the Tenant in the manner prescribed by law, with at least thirty (30) days' advance written notice
|Does the landlord have to petition for additional increases?
||Yes, A rent increase can also be requested by a landlord,
based on an individual petition for upward adjustment of rent,
to be submitted to the Rental Housing Committee
|On what grounds is the landlord allowed to petition for additional rent increases?
- Increases or decreases in property taxes
- Unavoidable increases or any decreases in maintenance and operating expenses
- The cost of planned or completed capital improvements to the rental unit (ordinary repair, replacement, and maintenance),
but only where such capital improvements are necessary to bring the property in compliance or maintian compliance with
applicable codes affecting health and safety, and where such capital improvement costs are properly amortized over the
life of the improvements
- Increases or decreases in number of tenants occupying rental unit, living space, furniture,
furnishings, equipment, or other housing services provided, or occupancy rules
- Substantial deteoritation of the rental unit other than as a result of normal wear and tear