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  • Registering New Tenants and Amenities

    Rents for all new tenancies must be registered with the Rent Control Board within 30 days of the start of the tenancy. Property owners who fail to register a tenancy are not permitted to pass through rent increases otherwise allowed due to annual general adjustments. Late registration may result in a property owner being served with a Complaint for Non-Registration and/or Excess Rent Receipt and Retention.

    Vacancy Unit Registration form

    This form is required to register rent levels for new tenancies. You may download a blank form here, pick up copies at the Rent Control office, or call or email us to request that forms be sent to you. Please provide your name and address and the quantity you need.

    Do not use this form to register rents established pursuant to a Section 8 contract.

    Registration of Parking Amenity

    Use this form to register the addition of a parking or garage space that was not previously registered on a Vacancy Unit Registration Form. This form is only used for tenancies that began on or after January 1, 1999.

    The additional monthly rent will be added to the existing Maximum Allowable Rent. The parking amenity will thereafter be considered a base amenity for the unit.

    Registration of Storage Space and/or Pets 

    Use this form to register the addition of a storage space and/or pet(s) that were not a part of the initial tenancy or lease agreement. This form is only used for tenancies that began on or after January 1, 1999.

    The additional monthly rent will be added to the existing Maximum Allowable Rent. The storage space or pet amenity will thereafter be considered a base amenity for the unit.

    First Registration & Instructions

    The Rental Unit Registration form is used to register a rent-controlled unit(s) for the first time. For example: A unit previously occupied by the owner that has been rented for first time since 1979.

    To determine if this form is required and to obtain a copy, contact the Rent Control Board.

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