Notice to Tenants of Residential Rent Adjustment Program (“RAP Notice”).
Owners are required to give tenants the form, Notice to Tenants of the Residential Rent Adjustment Program, upon move in. The form also is known as the “RAP Notice” and the “Notice to Tenants.” This form explains the existence of the RAP and tenants’ rights under the rent law. Owners are also required to give another RAP Notice with every notice of rent increase or other notice of change in terms of tenancy.
New Requirement for RAP Notice in Multiple Languages at Move-In.
- Effective September 21, 2016, owners are required to provide the RAP Notice in three languages: English, Spanish and Chinese. This rule applies only to move-ins that started on or after September 21, 2016. These notices can be found below.
- Failure of the current or previous owner to provide the RAP Notice at the beginning of a tenancy can delay the effective date of a rent increase.
- Failure to provide the RAP Notice can extend the time that tenants have to file petitions. The time can be extended from 90 days to 120 days.
- Rent increase givens without the RAP Notice may be considered invalid.
Notice to Oakland Residential Tenants of Tenant Protection Ordinance
- Common Area Posting Requirements: The Tenant Protection Ordinance requires Owners to post a notice of the TPO in rental units in an inside common area of their building. The notice must use the form provided below.