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Rent Review Program

Rent Review Program

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 twelve month period for a rental housing unit in a parcel that contains at least 2 tenant-occupied housing units.  Rented mobile home housing units are also 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 the ECHO Housing at (510) 581-9380 or at mary@echofairhousing.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        

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.

Rent Review Board Member Roster

List of Below Market Rate (BMR) Rental Housing Units in San Leandro


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