Eviction protections apply to most rental units in the City of Richmond
The vast majority of multi-unit rental properties (including duplexes) constructed before 1995 in the City of Richmond are subject to rent control
Rents for rent-controlled units must reset to the “base rent”, or the rent paid on July 21, 2015 (or the first date that rent was paid after this date)
The Maximum Allowable Rent is equal to the base rent, plus all applicable Annual General Adjustment rent increases
Any excess rent paid in excess of the Maximum Allowable Rent following December 30, 2016, MUST be refunded to the Tenant in the form of a Cashier's check. Proof must be submitted using the online "Proof of Excess Rent Refund" form. See Regulation 17-05 for detail.
Upcoming Community Workshop: Tenant 101 in Richmond
This workshop is designed for tenants who would like to learn more about Rent Program rules and regulations.
Topics for discussion include:
• "Just Cause" requirements for evictions
• Relocation Payments
• Allowable rent increases
• Timeline for rent increases
City Council Adopts FY 2018-19 Rental Housing Fee
At their meeting on May 15, 2018, the Richmond City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Rental Housing Fee in the amount of $207 for Fully Covered Rental Units, $100 for Partially Covered Rental Units (such as single family homes, condominiums, and new construction) and $50 for Governmentally Subsidized Rental Units (including units in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.)
On February 21, 2018, the Richmond Rent Board adopted Chapter 4, establishing Rent Registration requirements for all Rental Units in the City of Richmond.
Rental property owners can expect to receive information in the mail from the Rent Program with instructions for submitting required information to achieve compliance with Rent Registration requirements.