Its common in both San Francisco and California for tenants to ask: “Can my landlord increase my rent”. Not only can higher rents stress a tenants ability to make ends meet but many local jurisdictions have rent control ordinances in place regulate increases. Cost to manage a property do go up so If its going to be done, it should be done in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.
To make verifying rent increases a simple process for California residents, ReLISTO has made available to the public its Allowable Rent Increase Calculator to help both tenants and landlords determine proper rent increases including waiting times and dollar amounts. The calculator is easy to use and allows tenants to email the correct amounts directly to the owner for consideration. Both Tenants and Landlords can take advantage of its ability to either print or email the rent increase notice or summary
Below is a summary of some of the rules
California Rent Increase Rules”
For non rent controlled properties in California, including non rent controlled properties in San Francisco, the landlord is at liberty to raise the rent. They are however required to provide a certain amount of notice based on the percentage of increase. By entering the date, amount of increase, and other details the Allowable Rent Increase Calculator alerts the user if increase is within the states requirements.
San Francisco Rent Increase Rules
Many San Francisco residential properties built prior to June 1979 are considered protected under the city’s rent control ordinances. As such the landlord is only allowed to raise rent by a published amount. The Allowable Rent Increase Calculator works to determine allowable rents for San Francisco, including the calculation of Banked Amounts.
To either verify or calculate an increase go to Allowable Rent Increase Calculator from there you will asked to enter non personal information to calculate the increase. By selecting View Report you can review in a full page format the information or modify specific data points.. Easy to use links will allow you to print or email the rent increase report or if you are a tenant a summary report.