Statewide Rent Caps and Just Cause Eviction Protections
What is AB 1482?
AB 1482 is a statewide law that protects tenants by:
- Limiting the amount a landlord can increase rent.
- Requiring a "just cause" if a landlord wants to evict a tenant.
Who is covered by AB 1482?
- Rental properties built between 1995 and 2006
- Duplexes built before 2006 if the owner does not live in the duplex
- Single family homes built before 2006 if a corporation owns the home
What is the allowed rent increase if covered by AB 1482?
The “state-imposed cap” established by AB 1482 limits yearly rent increases to 5% plus the percent change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) or 10%, whichever is lower.
What eviction rules are applicable if covered by AB 1482?
If a tenant lives in a rental unit covered by AB 1482,a landlord needs to provide one of the following specific reasons before evicting a tenant:
Tenant "At Fault" Just Causes for Termination
- Failure to pay rent
- Damage to Property
- Criminal Activity
- Using the unit for an unlawful purpose
- Refusal to allow lawful landlord entry
- Refusal to renew same lease terms
- Breach of material lease term
- Lease violations (i.e., subletting)
- Employee termination from employee housing
- Failure to move out after tenant gives notice
Tenant "No Fault" Just Causes for Termination
- Owner/family member intents to occupy unit
- Withdrawal of rental unit from rental market
- Government order to vacate
- Intent to demolish or substantially remodel unit
Note: Landlord must pay relocation payment equal to one month's rent for "No Fault" Just Cause Terminations.
What noticing requirements apply for AB 1482?
- A landlord of an AB 1482 covered rental unit must give tenants written notice of being covered by the rent cap and just cause regulations
- A Non-Corporate landlord of a not-covered single-family home or condo rental unit must give tenants written notice that the home is not covered under AB 1482
- For tenancies beginning or renewing after July 1, 2020 this notice must be in an addendum to the lease or the notice must be signed by tenants
- For tenancies existing prior to July 1, 2020 written notice must be given no later than August 1, 2020.
Campbell Rental Increase Dispute Program
The City of Campbell encourages property owners to limit rent increases to fair and reasonable amounts, provide greater than minimum advance notice of increases, limit the number of rent increases in any one year to as few as possible, provide well maintained living units, discourage retaliatory evictions, and cooperate with their tenants toward resolving any disputes.
Project Sentinel is a non-profit organization that assists individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages.
Campbell renters and rental property owners may contact Project Sentinel which manages the Campbell Rent Mediation Program. Project Sentinel provides information and counseling regarding rights and responsibilities under California tenant landlord law and the Campbell ordinance.
Phone: (408) 720-9888
Business Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Renters or owners of complexes with four or more units are also eligible for conciliation and mediation through the Rent Mediation Program.
Disputing a Rent Increase or Service Reduction
- A tenant must first contact the owner/manager and make a reasonable, good faith effort to resolve the dispute.
- If that effort does not resolve the dispute, the tenant may open a case by filing a petition with the Campbell Rent Mediation Program (petition forms are supplied from Project Sentinel upon request - email@example.com).
- If the petition is for a rent increase, the petition must be filed within 15 days of the effective date of the increase.
- If the petition is for a service reduction, a service reduction form must be filed with the petition forms.
- Once the Program receives the petition, a copy of the petition is mailed to the property owner/manager, for review. Then, the administrator of the program will contact the property owner/manager to begin dispute resolution discussions.