In November 2017 the San Jose City Council voted to replace the City’s nearly forty-year-old rent control law with a new rent control ordinance. The new Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) took effect on December 29, 2017. The new ARO retained the 5% annual rent increase previously permitted, but also adopted many new requirements.

In May 2017, the San Jose City Council also adopted new eviction protections, called the Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO), which apply to all rent-controlled units in San Jose (and some non-rent-controlled units).

This webinar will address the key information rental housing providers in San Jose need to know about the new ARO and TPO, including:

  • Types of permitted rent increases
  • Rent increases that require pre-approval from the City
  • Limits on fees and charges
  • Notices required by law
  • Requirements for tenant buyout agreements
  • Eviction protections


Jessica Weisman is the Managing Partner of Client Education at Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP. Jessica advises and counsels owners and management companies in a variety of areas, including landlord/tenant matters, unlawful detainers for residential and commercial properties, transactional matters, and small claims preparation and defense. Jessica regularly assists clients with rent control questions and concerns.

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