Rent Review Board meetings are held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 835 East 14th Street, at 7pm on the fourth (4th) Tuesday of every month on an “as needed” basis.
The City of San Leandro's Rent Review Program began in May 2001.
Effective on March 17, 2016, the program provides for a review, and hearing if needed, of rent increases exceeding 7% or exceeding more than 1 rent increase within a 12-month period.
To be eligible for a rent review, the rental housing unit must be in a parcel with at least 2 tenant-occupied housing units. Rented mobile home housing units are also eligible for rent review.
Single-Family/Condominium/Townhome rental units are not eligible for rent review.
Hearings are conducted by a Rent Review Board, whose members are appointed by the City Council and includes 2 renters, 2 landlords, and 1 additional neutral party (homeowner). The program is based on the use of mediation and non-binding arbitration to work jointly with tenants and landlords to respond to complaints brought before the board, and provides a neutral setting for discussing rent increase disputes.
If you need additional information on the Rent Review Board, please contact Mary Colbert, ECHO Housing, at (510) 581-9380 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The City contracts with ECHO Housing to administer the San Leandro Rent Review Program.
(Amended) Rent Review Ordinance - EFFECTIVE March 17, 2016
Notice Landlords Must provide to Tenants - EFFECTIVE March 17, 2016 ("Required Notice" must be provided regardless of rent increase amount or whether rental unit is eligible for rent review.)
Rent Review Hearing REQUEST Form - Must be submitted within 21 days of receipt of a notice of rent increase.
Rent Review Hearing RESPONSE Form - Must be submitted within within 10 days of receipt of a tenant's rent review request.