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Government Watch

NEW: Tenant Fire Safety Disclosure Information plus other fire safety updates

Including the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Disclosures. Get details here.

Internet Access Ordinance

Proposed Increases to Garbage Collection Rates

Fire safety requirements due by January 31st, 2017

The 2017 Allowable Rental Increase Amount is 2.2% effective 3/1/17

Effective March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018, the allowable annual increase amount is 2.2%.

In accordance with Rules and Regulations Section 1.12, this amount is based on 60% of the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose region for the 12-month period ending October 31, which was 3.2% as posted in November 2014 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To calculate the dollar amount of the 1.6% annual rent increase, multiply the tenant's base rent by .016. For example, if the tenant's base rent is $1,500.00, the annual increase would be calculated as follows: $1,500.00 x .016 = $24.00. The tenant's new base rent would be $1,524.00 ($1,500.00 + $24.00 = $1,524.00).

New Fire Safety Requirements for 2017

SF Planning's Accessory Dwelling Unit Handbook

Residential Fireplace Disclosure Addendum

Starting June 1, 2016 all lease agreements for apartments with wood-burning fire places within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District must use this addendum.

2016 Gross Receipts Tax Adjustment and Payroll Expense Tax Rate

Updated Pre-Buyout Disclosure Form available now

Updated 3 Day Notice to Pay Rent available now

Applying Inclusionary Housing Requirements to Group Housing (150348)

Short Term Rental Letter to Residents Now Available

Fire safety requirements for building owners
Capt. Ken Cofflin
Captain Ken Cofflin spoke about fire safety requirements for building owners at the January 23 SFAA member meeting. Click here to watch his presentation.
SF Apartment March 2017

March 2017 - Click here to read selections from the current edition of SFAA's SF Apartment magazine. SFAA members receive the full magazine every month.

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