Rent Board to Hold Public Hearing on 9/11/18 on Amendments to its Rules and Regulations Regarding Operating and Maintenance Petitions and Rent Board Procedures re Certain No-Fault Eviction Notices

At their regular meetings on July 10, 2018 and August 14, 2018, the Rent Board Commissioners considered possible amendments to Rules and Regulations Sections 6.10 regarding landlord petitions for rent increases based on increased operating and maintenance expenses. The amendments are in response to the passage of Ord. No. 132-18 by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors that became effective on July 15, 2018.

At their August 14th meeting, the Commissioners also considered a proposed amendment to Rules and Regulations Section 12.17. The amendment is in response to a report from Rent Board staff that some notices to vacate under Rent Ordinance Sections 37.9(a)(9), 37.9(a)(10), 37.9(a)(11) and 37.9(a)(14) do not state the tenant’s rent as required by Ordinance Section 37.9(c). The proposed amendment would allow the Rent Board to request that the notice state the tenant’s rent.

At their August 14th meeting, the Commissioners voted to hold a public hearing on the proposed amendments to Rules and Regulations Sections 6.10 and 12.17. The public hearing will be held on September 11, 2018 in room 70 (lower level) at 25 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco and begins at 6:30 pm.

Interested parties may attend the public hearing to comment on the proposed amendment to the regulations and/or submit written comments. Written comments should be received at the Rent Board’s office no later than noon on September 6, 2018, so that the Commissioners have adequate time to review them prior to the public hearing. Written comments (16 copies, please) may also be submitted at the hearing.