Eviction protections apply to most rental units in the City of Richmond
The vast majority of multi-unit rental properties (including duplexes) constructed before 1995 in the City of Richmond are subject to rent control
Rents for rent-controlled units must reset to the “base rent”, or the rent paid on July 21, 2015 (or the first date that rent was paid after this date)
The Maximum Allowable Rent is equal to the base rent, plus all applicable Annual General Adjustment rent increases
Any excess rent paid in excess of the Maximum Allowable Rent following December 30, 2016, MUST be refunded to the Tenant in the form of a Cashier's check. Proof must be submitted using the online "Proof of Excess Rent Refund" form. See Regulation 17-05 for detail.
Rent Program Community Workshops: Habitability Issues Tenant-Focused Workshop
This workshop is designed for Tenants who would like to learn more about how to handle habitability issues in their rental unit.
Topics for discussion include: • How to request a housing inspection • Relocation Payment assistance • Rent Adjustment Petitions due to habitability issues
Rent Board Approves 2018 Annual General Adjustment of 3.6%
Methodology for Billing of the Rental Housing Fee
At the June 20, 2018, Rent Board meeting, Rent Program staff members reported on the methodology employed for billing of the Residential Rental Housing Fee.
Access the presentation by clicking on the image below:
City Council Adopts FY 2018-19 Rental Housing Fee
At their meeting on May 15, 2018, the Richmond City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Rental Housing Fee in the amount of $207 for Fully Covered Rental Units, $100 for Partially Covered Rental Units (such as single family homes, condominiums, and new construction) and $50 for Governmentally Subsidized Rental Units (including units in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.)
On February 21, 2018, the Richmond Rent Board adopted Chapter 4, establishing Rent Registration requirements for all Rental Units in the City of Richmond.
Rental property owners can expect to receive information in the mail from the Rent Program with instructions for submitting required information to achieve compliance with Rent Registration requirements.