Rent Board Amends the Rules and Regulations re O&M Petitions and Certain No-Fault Eviction Notices

After a public hearing on September 11, 2018, the Rent Board Commissioners approved proposed amendments to Rules and Regulations Sections 6.10 and 12.17 regarding Operating and Maintenance petitions and certain no-fault eviction notices.

The amendment to Rules and Regulations Section 6.10 was in response to a recent amendment to Rent Ordinance Section 37.8(e)(4) by the Board of Supervisors, which prohibits landlords from seeking rent increases on existing tenants due to increases in debt service and property tax that have resulted from a change in ownership and to prohibit landlords from seeking rent increases due to increased management expenses unless the expenses are reasonable and necessary.

The amendment to Rules and Regulations Section 12.17 allows the Rent Board to request that Notices to Vacate under Rent Ordinance Sections 37.9(a)(9), 37.9(a)(10), 37.9(a)(11), and 37.9(a)(14) state the tenant’s rent as required by Rent Ordinance Section 37.9(c).

The full text of the amended Rules and Regulations Sections 6.10 and 12.17 is available here.