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Allowable Rent Increases, Security Deposit Interest, Rent Board Fees

San Francisco's Rent Board Fee is $20.00
Chapter 37A of San Francisco’s Administrative code allows the city to collect a per-unit fee for each residential dwelling unit that is subject to the san francisco rent ordinance. This fee defrays the entire cost of operation of the rent Board.

This fee is billed to the landlord each year on the property tax statement sent in november, but the law permits landlords to collect a portion of the rent Board fee from those tenants in occupancy as of November 1 of each year.

A landlord is allowed to collect 50% of the cost of the fee from the tenant. if you have not collected rent Board fees in the past, you can collect back to 1999.

ALLOWABLE RENT BOARD FEE COLLECTABLE FROM TENANTS:

Tax year Amount
2016-2017 $20.00
2015-2016 $18.50
2014-2015 $18.00
2013-2014 $14.50
2012-2013 $14.50
2011-2012 $14.50
2010-2011 $14.50
2009-2010 $14.50
2008-2009 $14.50
2007-2008 $13.00
2006-2007 $11.00
2005-2005 $10.00
2004-2005 $11.00
2003-2004 $21.50
2002-2003 $21.50
2001-2002 $16.00
2000-2002 $16.00
1999-2000 $16.00

Contact the SF Rent Board for more information: 415-252-4600

Allowable Rent Increases
Effective March 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018, the allowable annual rent increase is 2.2%. This amount is based on 60% of the increase in the consumer price index for all urban consumers in the Bay Area.

Interest on Deposits
Deposits include all tenant monies that the owner holds, regardless of what they are called. At the landlord’s option, the payment may be made directly to the tenant or by allowing the tenant to deduct the amount of interest due from the rental payment.

Period Amount
03/01/17 - 02/28/18 0.6%
03/01/16 - 02/28/17 0.2%
03/01/15 - 02/29/16 0.1%
03/01/14 - 02/28/15 0.3%
03/01/13 - 02/28/14 0.4%
03/01/12 - 02/28/13 0.4%
03/01/11 - 02/29/12 0.4%
03/01/10 - 02/28/11 0.9%
03/01/09 - 02/28/10 3.1%
03/01/08 - 02/28/09 5.2%
03/01/07 - 02/29/08 5.2%
03/01/06 - 02/28/07 3.7%
03/01/05 - 02/28/06 1.7%
03/01/04 - 02/28/05 1.2%
03/01/03 - 02/29/04 1.2%

For more information, download this document from the Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board