The Rent Board Adopts New Section 6.15D

The Rent Board Adopts New Section 6.15DThe Rent Board adopted new Section 6.15D and the amendments to Sections 6.15A(b) and 6.15B(a).  The effective date is March 29, 2005. The Regulation sets forth the procedures a tenant must follow in order to obtain the landlord's consent to the addition of a family member or domestic partner. The procedure is similar in most respects to the consent procedure for obtaining consent for a replacement roommate under the Leno amendment. However, the landlord may not request credit or income information from the additional occupant if the person is not going to be liable to the landlord for any part of the rent. The regulation provides that a tenant who claims the landlord unreasonably denied consent may file a tenant petition for decreased housing services.