With the signing of AB-1482 Tenant Protection Act of 2019, many California rental properties are now subject to rent control. In advance of the State developing an official guide or rent increase table for landlords and tenants, ReLISTO has put together the following chart to give preliminary guidance on what the maximum allowable rent may be. Any rent increase as of March 2019 may not exceed the Max Allowable Rent Increase rate as seen in the table below. Anything over this amount must be adjusted January 1, 2020.
The table below lists the maximum allowable rent increase rates* effective January 1, 2020 for all California counties. It takes into consideration the local Consumer Price Index (CPI) for each county then adds this to 5% as allowed by AB 1482. This rule applies to all rent increases imposed after March 15th, 2019.
Important note: If your local rent control ordinance provides for a lower rent cap, you are exempt from the rent control provisions of AB 1482 but remain subject to the local rent control ordinance (CAA 2019).
|AB 1482 Table of Maximum Allowable Rents for California|
|County||% Increase CPI||Base %||Max Rent Increase Rate|
|San Luis Obispo||3.34||5||8.34%|
*The data shown has been calculated using the percent change in CPI from April 2018 to April 2019 as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the California Department of Industry Relations
**March data used when April data is unavailable. The law offers no specific instructions on this, we use the March numbers since the author of the bill, California State Legislature Assemblymember David Chiu of the 17th Assembly District, has recommended this on his website.
This table is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be taken as legal advice or to justify any rent increase. To answer specific questions or to confirm any specific rent increase percentages please contact an attorney.
Due to the overwhelming response to this post, we are unable to reply to every comment. Please visit the AB 1482 page on Assemblymember David Chiu’s website for frequently asked questions. You may also call the tenant help hotline: 1-888-428-7615.