Rent Mediation / Eviction and Harassment Protections

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Eviction & Harassment Protections

On April 11, 2017, the City of Union City approved an Ordinance that will add Chapter 5.50 “Residential Landlord and Tenant Relations” to the City’s municipal code. The Residential Landlord and Tenant Relations Ordinance goes into effect on May 10, 2017. 

The Ordinance regulates most residential rental units in the City and requires landlords to provide a specific reason for terminating a lease, prohibits landlords from engaging in specific harassment activity, and requires that landlords notify tenants of their rights under the Ordinance. 

Effective Date: May 10, 2017

Landlords must provide tenants with a notice of tenant rights in all of the following situations:
a) within sixty days of May 10, 2017;
b) when entering into a new lease or rental agreement;
c) when renewing a lease or rental agreement; and
d) when issuing a notice of termination;

Eviction & Harassment Protection Ordinance 839-17
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Example Notice of Tenants Rights -
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Rent Mediation

On March 28, 2017, the City Council provided direction on key provisions and components of a non-binding, rent review/mediation ordinance. The rent review/mediation ordinance will regulate most residential rental units in the City and provide a mediation process for qualifying rent increases. 

The City Council is expected to review a draft ordinance in spring 2017. For further information, please sign up to receive notifications below.

March 28, 2017 Staff Report

 

Business License - Residential Rental Property

Business License for Residential Rental Properties

 

Rent & Tenant Taskforce 

Rent and Tenant Taskforce

 

Other Resources

Alameda County Bar Association - Volunteer Legal Services

Bay Area Legal Aid

California Tenant/Landlord Rights & Responsibilities Guide

East Bay Community Law Center

Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity (ECHO) Housing

Fair Housing & Other Tenant/Landlord Resources

 

City Council Meeting Information

5/17/16 Staff Report

7/12/16 Staff Report

8/9/16 Staff Report

9/13/16 Staff Report

1/31/17 Staff Report

2/14/17 Staff Report

3/28/17 Staff Report

4/11/17 Staff Report

Meeting Minutes

 

Contact Info

Alin Lancaster
Housing & Community Development Coordinator
Email: housing@UnionCity.org
Phone: (510) 675-5322

 

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