Legislation:Additional Occupancy of Family Members

Legislation:Additional Occupancy of Family Members

Ordinance No. 282-04, which became effective January 2, 2005, amends Rent Ordinance Section 37.9(a)(2) to allow specified family members and/or domestic partners of a tenant to occupy the rental unit notwithstanding a lease provision limiting the number of occupants, if the landlord has unreasonably denied the tenant’s request to add such occupant. The Ordinance instructs the Rent Board to adopt consent procedures for these additional family members, and the Rent Board will discuss such an implementing Regulation 6.15D at its January 4, 2005 Board meeting.