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;
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.
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Housing & Community Development Coordinator
Phone: (510) 675-5322