Annual General Adjustment of Rent (“AGA”)
An annual rent increase can only be charged once per 12 months in accordance with the Annual General Adjustment (“AGA”) as set by the Rental Housing Committee.
The AGA is set by using 100% of the rise in the Consumer Price Index of the Bay Area region from February to February of each year as set by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Statistics.
The Rental Housing Committee approved the following AGAs:
AGA 2019: 3.5% (for the period September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020)
AGA 2018: 3.6% (for the period September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019)
AGA 2017: 3.4% (for the period September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018)
A landlord may apply the AGA to a tenancy when
- at least 12 months have passed since the last rent increase
- the annual Rental Housing Fees have been paid
- the owner is otherwise in compliance with the provisions of the CSFRA
- the tenant has been served with a written 30 day notice as required by state law.
Individual Rent Increase Petitions
Aside from the AGA, a rent increase can also be requested by a landlord, through filing an individual petition to request an upward adjustment of rent with the Rental Housing Committee.