Questions about how rent control and Just Cause for Eviction effect your rental property? Staff is happy to assist you in navigating compliance and other issues or questions you may have regarding the Rent Program.
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Enrollment and Noticing Requirements
Landlords and owners of residential Rental Units located within the City of Richmond must annually submit a Rent Program Enrollment application for each rental unit.
The simplest way to complete the Annual Rent Program Enrollment Form is to submit the online form on the Forms page: Rent Program Forms.
All Landlords are required to file a copy of all rental increase notices, change of terms of tenancy and tenancy termination notices with the Rent Board before serving the Tenant the notice. Proof of service with time and date of service must be included with the notice filed with the City (RMC 11.100.060(s)). Please visit the Forms page to obtain copies of all relevant notices and forms for your property: Rent Program Forms.
Enrollment with the Richmond Rent Program requires fees including but not limited to an enrollment fee, business license, and rental inspection program compliance. Please visit the Fees page for more information: Rent Program Fees.
The most money that can be charged to a tenant each year, including the base rent and properly-noticed CPI adjustments. Landlords and tenants may petition the Rent Board for an upward or downward adjustment of the Maximum Allowable Rent based on changes to the property, conditions, etc.
Richmond Rent Program Brochure
Guía del Programa de Renta de la Ciudad de Richmond