Rent Stabilization

                                   

Effective Immediately: Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (Measure V) 

On November 8, 2016, the residents of the City of Mountain View voted to adopt Measure V, also known as the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (“CSFRA”), to stabilize rents and provide just cause eviction protections for certain Rental Units in Mountain View. The full text of the CSFRA can be downloaded here: Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act

Key Provisions

  • Rent levels and rent increases for Covered Rental Units, built before February 1, 1995 must comply with the CSFRA.
  • Covered Rental Units must roll back rent to the Base Rent (the rent in effect on October 19, 2015). For tenancies starting after October 19, 2015, the Base Rent is the rent initially paid by the tenant upon start of tenancy. 
  • Landlords may apply one Annual General Adjustment ("AGA") rent increase, effective September 1 of each year, with at least 30 days’ advance written notice.
  • Initial rent for new tenancies can be set at market rate. After the new tenancy begins, Rents can only be increased in accordance with the CSFRA.
  • All Covered Rental Units built before April 5, 2017, are subject to the Just Cause termination provisions. Tenancies can only be terminated for any nine of the just cause conditions mentioned in the CSFRA.

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Annual General Adjustments of Rents

In its meeting on May 22, 2017 the Rental Housing Committee set the allowable Annual General Adjustment of Rent at 3.4%, effective September 1, 2017. A Landlord needs to give at least 30 days' advance written notice in the manner prescribed by law, to implement such rent increase. No more than one rent increase per twelve-month period may be imposed on a tenant.

No rent increase shall be effective unless the Landlord has substantially complied with all the provisions of the CSFRA and all rules and regulations promulgated by the Rental Housing Committee.

 

Rental Housing Committee Meetings:

Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours in advance.

Upcoming meetings:

Monday July 24, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Monday August 28, 2017 at 7 p.m.

 

CFSRA WORKSHOP PRESENTATION

 

CSFRA Brochures

Contact the Mountain View Rental Housing Helpline.
(habla español)

Call: (650) 282-2514
Email: CSFRA@housing.org

Walk in Office Hours in City Hall
Every Thursday 12 – 2 PM
1st floor, Front Conference Room

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