The City of Fremont Rent Review Ordinance provides a review process for rent increases. The Ordinance covers all residential rental units in Fremont, including single family homes and condominiums with a few exceptions. While the rent review process is non-binding, the City believes that the rent review process will contribute to fair and equitable resolutions for both parties by providing a neutral setting for discussion.
On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the Fremont City Council approved the 2019 Rent Review Ordinance Annual Report. The report provided an update on the status of the Ordinance implementation and operation, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the program. The Council voted to adopt an Ordinance amendment that will address some of the challenges that staff faced while administering the Ordinance in 2019. The Ordinance has been amended so that landlords who own four or less residential rental units in Fremont are exempt from the Annual Rent Review Fee. This does not exempt these landlords from the other sections of the Ordinance.
To view the 2019 Annual Rent Review Ordinance Report and for more information on the Ordinance visit our webpage.