Residential Rent Increase Dispute Resolution

New Rent Review Ordinance

On October 3, 2017, the Fremont City Council amended the Residential Rent Increase Dispute Resolution Ordinance (RRIDRO) and adopted the Rent Review Ordinance (RRO) which will go into effect on January 1, 2018. The RRO covers all residential rental units in Fremont, including single family homes. The Rent Review Program provides for a review and, if necessary, a formal hearing for proposed rent increases in excess of 5 percent in any 12-month period. For more information on the Rent Review Ordinance, visit

New Rent Increase Notice Requirements

The Rent Review Ordinance has new requirements for all rent increase notices that are provided to tenants. All rent increase notices must: 

  • be in writing
  • show the contact information of the landlord or responsible party
  • if the increase is over 5%, provide an explanation of why the increase is needed
  • include the Rent Review Ordinance language about the availability of rent review in all languages provided by the City of Fremont
    Landlords may use the Rent Review Noticing Form in addition to their standard rent increase notice to satisfy the City's rent increase notice requirements.