Is participation mandatory?

Yes, is mandatory. The landlord and tenant have the mutual obligation to participate in the consultation or mediation process in good faith. Failure of a landlord or their responsible party to appear and participate in good faith in the consultation or mediation process shall void the notice of rent increases for all purposes, and failure of any affected tenant to appear and participate in good faith shall terminate all services of the Rent Review Ordinance for the affected tenant for the duration of the subject rent increase and shall make the rent increase effective the date stated in the notice of rent increase.

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1. Does the Ordinance prevent a landlord from raising a tenant’s rental amount?
2. Are landlords required to file copies of the rent increase notices with the City?
3. What types of units does the Ordinance apply to?
4. How does a tenant request rent review?
5. Is participation mandatory?
6. Can I have a representative participate in consultation/mediation on my behalf?
7. What is “landlord retaliation?”