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California enacted the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 in an effort to implement statewide protections for renters. The law sets limits on rent increases and provides for protection against evictions. The applicability of the law depends on the local jurisdiction’s protections and a variety of other factors, but it affords some protection for most renters.

Many municipalities have enacted rent control laws or other legislation that affects the landlord/tenant relationship.

These additional legal consideration are specific to locality and potential exemptions, so it is important as a first-step in the legal analysis to ascertain whether the unit in question is covered by some form of local rent control.

The following links will connect you to the applicable city rent control/regulation agencies:


    East Palo Alto


    Los Gatos


    San Francisco

    San Jose

    Check with your local municipality to determine and/or verify whether a particular unit is covered by some form of local rent control. Mobile Homes often have distinct rent control regulations, so keep that in mind as well.

    Other cities with rent control regulations: