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PROGRAM PROTECTIONS

The Tenant Protection and Relief Act ordinance protects most City of Sacramento residential tenants renting in multifamily rental units (e.g., duplexes, apartments) against unfair rent increases and unlawful evictions. It enforces limits on annual rent increases and requires “just cause” reasons to terminate a lease. Rent increases cannot:

  • Occur more than once every 12 months.
  • Exceed the maximum annual rent adjustment.

For a tenant who has lived in a unit for 12+ months and has a lease, “just cause” actions to terminate include:

  • Failure to pay rent.
  • Breach of rental housing agreement.
  • Criminal or nuisance activity.
  • Failure to give access.
  • Necessary and substantial repairs requiring temporary vacancy.
  • Owner move-in.
  • Withdrawal of rental unit from rental market.

TENANT PETITION PRE-EVICTION HEARING

Only tenants who live within the Sacramento City limits and who have lived in the rental unit for more than 12 months (i.e., 12 months and one day) with the landlord’s consent are eligible for protection from eviction unless the landlord has what is known as “just cause.”
For detailed information regarding the Pre-Eviction Hearing Process, please review the Administrative Procedures.
To request the Tenant Pre-Eviction Hearing form, please contact our office.

FILING A COMPLAINT (RENT INCREASE AND/OR EVICTION)

Please provide the following information so that our staff can assist you fully.

  • Name and contact information (email, phone)
  • Rental unit address
  • Rental housing agreement and/or date of tenancy
  • Reason for the request (e.g., rent increase, eviction)
  • Any documentation received (e.g., rent increase letter, eviction notice)
  • Landlord/Property Manager name and contact information

CONTACT US
If you have questions, please contact our office at 916-808-8121 or email tpp@cityofsacramento.org.