The City of Fremont's Residential Rent Increase Dispute Resolution Ordinance (RRIDRO) became effective on August 21, 1997. This ordinance applies to all housing units (apartments, condominiums, and single-family homes) and provides rental residents and owners with steps that they can undertake to resolve rent increase disputes. For a summary of the ordinance, please click here.
Tenants may contact Mediation Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (510) 733-4945 to request conciliation services within 15 days of receiving a rent increase notice. In addition to all other required information provided in a rent increase notice, each noticeof rent increase muststate in bold type:
You are encouraged to contact the landlord (or landlord may insert the name of the Responsible Party) __________________________at (area code)___________________ to discuss this rent increase. However, Chapter 19 of Title III of the Fremont Municipal Code provides a procedure for conciliation, mediation, and fact finding for disputes over rent increases. To use the procedure, you must contact Mediation Services at (510) 733-4945 within 15 days following receipt of this notice.
Landlords must provide all tenants moving in after July 1, 2001, with a notice informing the tenants about the existence of the City’s Rent Increase Dispute Resolution Ordinance and that they can obtain a copy of the Ordinance at www.fremont.gov/rridro.