Rent Stabilization

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Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (Measure V) 

On November 8, 2016, the residents of the City of Mountain View voted to adopt Measure V, also known as the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (“CSFRA”), to stabilize rents and provide just cause eviction protections for certain Rental Units in Mountain View. On September 11, 2017, the Rental Housing Committee has adopted a resolution,  establishing December 23, 2016 as the effective date of the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act. The full text of the CSFRA can be downloaded here: Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act

Landlord Registration

To facilitate proper implementation of the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act we request that owners/managers of residential multi-family rental units located within the City of Mountain View to complete this registration form. One registration form needs to be completed for EACH SEPARATE ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NUMBER.

Community Educational Workshops

The City of Mountain View is hosting a series of tenant workshops to update the community about the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act. Workshops are being held at City Hall, Council Chambers, 500 Castro St. Mountain View. 

Landlord focused: Thursday, October 19, 2017         5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                                                                Thursday, November 29, 2017     3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tenant FocusedMonday , November 30, 2017     5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Rental Housing Committee Meetings

Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours in advance.

RHC meetings will be held on the following Mondays, 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

|   October 23, 2017   |   November 6, 2017   |   December 4, 2017   |  

key provisions

  • Rent levels and rent increases for Covered Rental Units, built before February 1, 1995 must comply with all provisions of the CSFRA.
  • Covered Rental Units must roll back rent to the Base Rent (the rent in effect on October 19, 2015). For tenancies starting after October 19, 2015, the Base Rent is the rent initially paid by the tenant upon start of tenancy. 
  • Landlords may apply one Annual General Adjustment ("AGA") rent increase, effective September 1 of each year, with at least 30 days’ advance written notice. In its meeting on May 22, 2017 the Rental Housing Committee set the allowable AGA of Rent at 3.4%, effective September 1, 2017.
  • Initial rent for new tenancies can be set at market rate. After the new tenancy begins, Rents can only be increased in accordance with the CSFRA.
  • Just Cause Eviction provisions in the CSFRA are applicable for all Covered Rental Units built before the effective date of the CSFRA. Tenancies can only be terminated for any nine of the just cause conditions mentioned in the CSFRA. COPIES OF TERMINATION NOTICES MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

If you like to check if your multi-family apartment complex is built before 1995, please click here