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hinling, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA

Besides San Francisco, are there any other cities in the bay area have rental control?

Asked by hinling, San Francisco, CA Mon Oct 14, 2013

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thanks! That's very helpful.
Flag Wed Oct 16, 2013
Hi hinling,

John is right!

Here's another source showing more info:

Your best bet is to contact each city you have interest in for its current rental control information.

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10/13/13 update; per C.A.R.:


Late Sunday night, Gov. Brown vetoed AB 1229, a bill that proposed to dramatically weaken rent control limitations contained in the landmark “Costa-Hawkins” law sponsored by C.A.R. in 1995. C.A.R. had aggressively opposed the bill throughout the legislative process and had asked the Governor for a veto.

AB 1229 proposed to undo Costa-Hawkins’ protections by allowing local governments to impose inclusionary zoning on newly constructed single family and rental housing developments. AB 1229 would have effectively repealed that part of the C.A.R-sponsored Costa-Hawkins legislation that says new construction in a rent control jurisdiction is exempt, or NOT subject to rent control.

C.A.R. wishes to thank all those members who called their legislators or wrote to Gov. Brown in an effort to defeat AB 1229.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 17, 2013
As pointed out below, the answer is yes. The best thing to go to get the most up to date info on any particular city is to check with the city on rental regulations.
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Yes there are other cities that have rent control. Berkeley, Oakland for example. Rent control is different in each city though, so the rules and regulations will change based on which city you are looking at.

Hope that helps!

Lisa Cartoalno
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Alain Pinel Realtors
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The main ones I know of are Berkeley where I think it began, Oakland, and San Francisco.
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Steve's link is an excellent place to start, but the state's list is incomplete. Check the city where you are considering being a tenant or landlord. There are several cities in the area that have a form of rent control that are not on this list.
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Yes, most Bay Area cities have some form of rent control. Most notable are Newark, Hayward, San Jose, East Palo Alto, Oakland...
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I mean "rent control". Not "rental control"
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this is a test
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