Rent Review Program

RRO Board Vacancies

Are you interested in serving the Fremont Community? Consider applying for the Rent Review Board. The purpose of the Rent Review Board is to evaluate the reasonableness of proposed rent increases at the request of either a landlord or tenant pursuant to the Rent Review Program set forth in Fremont Municipal Code Chapter 9.60.   

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Rent Review Ordinance

On October 3, 2017, the Fremont City Council adopted the Rent Review Ordinance, effective January 1, 2018. The ordinance covers all residential rental units in Fremont, including single family homes. The Rent Review Program provides a review and a formal hearing for proposed rent increases in excess of 5% in any 12-month period.

Rent Review Program Fee

On June 15, 2021, the City Council adopted the FY 2021/2022 fee of $12 per unit. On February 18, 2020, the City Council amended the Rent Review Ordinance so that landlords who own less than 5 rental units in Fremont are exempt from the fee.

New Rent Increase Notice Requirements

The Rent Review Ordinance has new requirements for all rent increase notices that are provided to tenants. All rent increase notices must: 

  • be in writing
  • show the contact information of the landlord or responsible party
  • if the increase is over 5%, provide an explanation of why the increase is needed
  • include the Rent Review Ordinance language about the availability of rent review in all languages provided by the City of Fremont
Landlords may use the Rent Review Noticing Form in addition to their standard rent increase notice to satisfy the City's rent increase notice requirements. 

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