Proposed Reformatting of Rent Board Regulations

Overview

Richmond Municipal Code Section 11.100.060(f) mandates that the Rent Board promulgate Rules and Regulations that are necessary to effectuate the purpose of the Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause For Eviction and Homeowner Protection Ordinance (“Rent Ordinance”). To that end, the Richmond Rent Board has adopted a series of Regulations, “filling in the gaps” of the Rent Ordinance.

Currently, the Rent Board uses two different nomenclatures in adopting its Regulations (e.g numbered regulations, such as Regulation 17-01, and chaptered regulations, such as Regulation Chapter 8). This may be a source of confusion and complicate the task of locating and understanding the Regulations for the community. To minimize this potential confusion and improve accessibility, staff members are proposing the centralization of existing Regulations, through a reformatting process known as “Chapterization.”

A proposed draft of the Rent Board’s comprehensive Regulations in a Chaptered format are now available for public review and comment.

To access the draft regulations, please click on the link below:

Proposed Reformatted Rent Board Regulations in Chapter Format