Rent Mediation / Eviction and Harassment Protections

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Eviction & Harassment Protections - Effective 05/10/17

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 provide tenants with a notice of tenant rights in all of the following situations:

  • within sixty days of the Ordinance effective date (May 10, 2017);
  • when entering into a new lease or rental agreement;
  • when renewing a lease or rental agreement; and
  • when issuing a notice of termination;

Residential Landlord and Tenant Relations Ordinance (839-17)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Notice of Tenants Rights Form

Proof of Service Form

Informational Handout

May 24, 2017 Informational Meeting Presentation 

 

Rent Review (Mediation)

On February 14, 2017, the City Council of Union City voted to develop a non-binding rent mediation ordinance and on March 28, 2017 the City Council provided further direction on key components of a rent mediation ordinance. The City Council will be reviewing a draft ordinance at their June 13, 2017 meeting that adds Chapter 5.55 “Rent Review” to the City’s municipal code. This ordinance will regulate most residential rental units in Union City and provide a mediation process for qualifying rent increases. For further information, please sign up to receive notifications below.

February 14, 2017 Staff Report

March 28, 2017 Staff Report

June 13, 2017 Staff Report

 

Request for Proposals

The City has issued two Request for Proposals (RFPs) for:

  • A Program Administrator to implement the Eviction & Harassment Protection Ordinance and the proposed Rent Review Ordinance. Review RFP
  • A professional mediator(s) to provide on-call mediation services and serve as the Rent Review Officer for the proposed Rent Review Ordinance. Review RFP

Deadline to Respond: July 24, 2017 at 5 PM

 

Business License Info

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

 

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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