Sacramento addresses that are outside of the city limits. For example parts of town such as the Arden / Arcade areas, some parts of Natomas, areas near the Oak Park neighborhood, Rosemont, South Sacramento, Foothill Farms, etc all have Sacramento addresses but are actually located in the unincorporated county though are adjacent to the city limits. Those areas are not affected by this rent control ordinance.
If you have trouble sleeping, you can read the full text of the adopted ordinance here. Here are the highlights of the new ordinance that will be in effect in the coming week:
- Allowable annual rent increase is set at 6% + CPI (inflation adjustment), hard cap not to exceed 10%
- Base rent is set at what the landlord charged as of July 1, 2019
- Only 1 rent increase allowed every 12 months
- Single family homes are exempt
- All units built after February 1, 1995 are exempt
- Just cause for eviction. After 1 year of occupancy, owners may only terminate tenancy for cause (like failure to pay rent or illegal activity), OR may only terminate tenancy with 120-day notice for the following reasons:
- To make substantial repairs (must offer tenant first right to return)
- Landlord or immediate family moves into the unit
- Landlord withdraws all of the units in the building from the rental market for at least one year.