The City of San Leandro Rent Review Program began in May 2001. The Rent Review Program offers mediation/arbitration of rent disputes between tenants and landlords. Mediation/arbitration is provided by the Rent Review Board, a five-member volunteer community board nominated by the Mayor and appointed by the City Council. The Board is comprised of 2 renters, 2 landlords, and 1 additional neutral party (homeowner). Contact ECHO Housing by email or at 510-581-9380 to determine if you have an eligible rent review case.
Eligibility for Rent Review Hearing
A rent increase of more than 7% or at least 2 rent increases in a 12-month period for a rental unit in a parcel with at least 2 rental units
A mobile home unit rental may be eligible for a hearing, but an owner-occupied mobile home unit that rents or lease the space or pad below it is ineligible for a hearing
Single-Family/Condominium/Townhome rental units are not eligible for rent review
Hearings are conducted by the Rent Review Board. 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.