Allowable Oakland Landlord Rent Increases Through 2015

Allowable Annual Rent Increase

The annual CPI increase rate effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 is 1.7%, and cannot take effect earlier than July 1, 2015. Tenants can only be given one increase in any 12-month period, and the rent increase cannot take effect earlier than the tenant’s anniversary date (i.e., at least one year from the tenant’s move-in date or from the last prior rent increase). In addition, California law requires that tenants be provided with written advance notice of a rent increase either 30 days (for increases 10% or less) or 60 days (for increases greater than 10%) before the effective date of the increase. In certain circumstances rent can be raised higher than the CPI increase (see Rent Adjustment Ordinance and Regulations). If a landlord has “banked” prior year increases, covered units cannot receive a CPI-based increase of more than 3X the current year CPI (see Banking in Rent Adjustment Program Regulations).

  •   July 1, 2015: 1.7%
  •   July 1, 2014: 1.9%
  •   July 1, 2013: 2.1%
  •   July 1, 2012: 3.0%
  •   July 1, 2011: 2.0%
  •   July 1, 2010: 2.7%
  •   July 1, 2009: 0.7%
  •   July 1, 2008: 3.2%
  •   July 1, 2007: 3.3%
  •   May 1, 2006: 3.3%
  •   May 1, 2005: 1.9%
  •   May 1, 2004: 0.7%
  •   May 1, 2003: 3.6%
  •   July 1, 2002: 0.6%
  •   March 1, 1995 – June 30, 2002: 3% per year
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