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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. The program provides for a review, and hearing if needed, of rent increases exceeding $75 per month, or exceeding 10% of the rent amount, or exceeding more than one rent increase within a twelve month period for rental properties with 3 or more rental housing units or mobile homes. The City's Rent Review Ordinance does not apply to single-family home rental properties. Hearings are conducted by a Rent Review Board, whose members are appointed by the City Council and includes two tenant representatives, two landlord representatives, and an additional neutral party. 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 housing complaints.

If you need additional information on the Rent Review Board, please call ECHO Housing at 510-581-9380.  The City contracts with ECHO Housing to administer the Rent Review Program.

Rent Review Program Summary                             (Chinese)    (Spanish)
Rent Review Program Questions and Answers    (Chinese)    (Spanish)
Rent Review Ordinance                                            (Chinese)    (Spanish)


Proposed Amendments and Updates to the Rent Review Ordinance 

**To Be Updated After City Council's December 7th and 21st Council Meetings** 

The proposed amendments to the City's Rent Review Ordinance are still awaiting the San Leandro City Council approval prior to taking effect.  The City Council meeting to revisit and again discuss and deliberate the proposed amendments has been scheduled for:

​Monday, February 1, 2016 - 7:00pm, ​City Council Chambers at City Hall, 835 East 14th Street  

For additional information about  the proposed amendments and/or to provide comments on the proposed amendments, you may contact Housing Specialist Steve Hernandez at (510) 577-6005 or at shernandez@sanleandro.org.


Rent Review Board Member Roster

Notice Landlords Must provide to Tenants           (Chinese)    (Spanish)
Rent Review Hearing REQUEST Form
Rent Review Hearing RESPONSE Form

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

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