Owner Move-In (OMI) Information

Section 11.100.050(a)(6) of the Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance (Rent Ordinance) provides that a Landlord may seek to recover possession of a rental unit in good faith for the use and occupancy as a Primary Residence by the Landlord or the Landlord’s spouse, children, parents, or grandparents. Regulations clarifying the intent of this Section of the Rent Ordinance are contained in Chapter 10 of the Rent Board's adopted regulations, specifically in Regulations 1009 and 1010.

The table below contains forms and notices provided by the Rent Program for Tenant and Landlord use. Landlords and agents are encouraged to contact the Rent Program and/or seek legal advice prior to initiating the process to recover possession of a Rental Unit for owner or qualified relative occupancy to ensure all requirements are met, including, but not limited to, property enrollment, tenancy registration, and payment of the Rental Housing Fee. The Rent Program is unable to provide legal advice.

For your convenience, the Rent Program has provided sample forms where appropriate. Please note, the Rent Program does not guarantee the legal validity of "Sample" forms and notices, but rather provides these templates for informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney as to the legal sufficiency of any "Sample" forms and/or notices you choose to serve on a Tenant.

Document Spanish Version (for reference only; the English version must be submitted) Purpose
Sample Notice: Termination of Tenancy Due to Owner Move-In (includes notice of first right of refusal required pursuant to Rent Board Regulation 1010(C)(1) AVISO DE DE 60 DÍAS DE TÉRMINO DEL ARRENDAMIENTO
POR MUDANZA DEL PROPIETARIO
This notice serves as a guide for Landlords who are seeking to terminate a tenancy pursuant to RMC 11.100.050(a)(6).
Required Form: Initial Certification of Occupancy Following Vacancy by Tenant Due to an Owner Move-In Termination of Tenancy Certificación Inicial de Ocupación Después de la Vacante por el
Inquilino debido al Término del Arrendamiento por Mudanza del
Propietario
In accordance with City of Richmond Rent Board Regulation 1010(B)(1), a Landlord who serves a Tenant with a notice of
termination of tenancy to recover possession of a Rental Unit for the purposes of moving themselves or a qualifying
relative into the unit is required to complete this form and file with the Richmond Rent Board within 30 days of the Tenant
moving out of the Rental Unit.
Sample Notice: Tenant’s Notice to Landlord of Their Interest in Re-Renting the Unit following an Owner Move-In Termination of Tenancy Aviso del inquilino al propietario sobre su interés en volver a rentar la unidad
después de término del arrendamiento por mudanza del propietario
Pursuant to City of Richmond Rent Board Regulation 1010(C)(1), a Tenant displaced on the grounds of owner or relative
move-in pursuant to RMC 11.100.050(a)(6) shall provide the Landlord, in writing, their interest to return to the Rental Unit
if it is ever offered for Rent and shall provide the Rent Program with a copy of said written notice.
Required Form: Statement of Occupancy Form following an Owner Move-In
Termination of Tenancy
Formulario de declaración de ocupación después del término del
arrendamiento por mudanza del propietario
Pursuant to City of Richmond Rent Board Regulation 1010(B)(2), a Landlord who serves a Tenant with a notice of
termination of tenancy to recover possession of a Rental Unit for the purposes of moving themselves or a qualifying
relative into the unit is required to complete this form and file with the Richmond Rent Program within thirty (30) days of
the Landlord or the Landlord’s qualifying relative moving into the property as their primary residence.
Required Form: Continued Statement of Occupancy Form following an Owner Move-In
Termination of Tenancy
Formulario de Declaración de Ocupación Después del Término del
Arrendamiento por Mudanza del Propietario
Pursuant to City of Richmond Rent Board Regulation 1010(C), a Landlord who serves a Tenant with a notice of
termination of tenancy to recover possession of a Rental Unit for the purposes of moving themselves or a qualifying
relative into the unit is required to complete this form every twelve (12) months for thirty-six (36) consecutive months and
file with the Richmond Rent Program to certify that the Landlord or the Landlord’s qualifying relative continues to reside
(or not) in the unit as their Primary Residence. This form must be completed every twelve (12) months from the initial
move-in date for thirty-six (36) months following the move-in date.
Sample Notice: Notice of Change of Tenant Contact Information following an Owner Move-In Termination of Tenancy  Aviso de cambio de información de contacto del inquilino después del término
del arrendamiento por mudanza del propietario
Pursuant to City of Richmond Rent Board Regulation 1010(C)(2), a Tenant who vacates a Rental Unit due to a notice of
termination of tenancy for Owner Move-In shall inform the Landlord of their most current address or contact information so
as to permit the Landlord to reoffer the Tenant the Rental Unit if it ever should be reoffered for Rent. Tenants are strongly
encouraged, but not required, to update the Rent Program of any changes to their permanent contact information.