Rent Increase

Notice of Rent Increase (Annual General Adjustment)    


Beginning December 30, 2016, the 2016 Annual General Adjustment (AGA) for rent increases to Controlled Rental Units is up to three percent (3.0%).

RENT INCREASE PROCEDURE

  1. Create and/or Sign In to your City of Richmond web account: Sign in or Create a Web Account. You will have to confirm the account in your email if you are creating one for the first time. 
  2. Submit an enrollment form for each unique Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) with a rental unit(s): Richmond Rent Program Enrollment.
  3. If a rent increase is going to be put into effect, the Rent Board must first be notified via the Rent Board Notification of Rent Increase: Notification of Rent Increase (Annual General Adjustment)
  4. Serve the Tenant Notice via the following steps:
  • A: Mail or deliver a written Tenant Notification of Rent Increase to the tenant. A sample template is available below for your use; Landlords may use their own notice as long as it includes the information covered in the template. The tenant must be given at least 30 days notice (5 additional days must be added if mailed). A copy of the Richmond Rent Program Brochure must be included: Richmond Rent Program Brochure.
  • B: Submit a Proof of Service form to the City of Richmond and include a PDF copy of the Tenant Notification of Rent Increase: Proof of Service.

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NOTICING REQUIREMENTS
All Landlords are required to file a copy of all rental increase notices, change of terms of tenancy and tenancy termination notices with the Rent Board before serving the Tenant the notice. Proof of Service with time and date of service must be included with the notice filed with the City (RMC 11.100.060(s)(1)).

TEMPLATE FOR LANDLORDS
Please find below a template for Landlords to use as a notice to Tenants for an Annual General Adjustment. Landlords are welcome to use their own form as long as they provide all the required information found on the template: Notice of Annual General Adjustment Rent Increase PDF Template.


TENANT EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
Landlords are required to provide tenants with a copy of the Richmond Rent Program Brochure at the commencement of tenancy and with each notice of rent increase (RMC 11.100.060(g)). Download a copy of the brochure here: Richmond Rent Program Brochure