2019- SB 608-Just Cause Eviction and Rent Increase Protections

SB 608 does two important things:
Limits no-cause evictions. Tenants who have been in their current rental home for at least a year can no longer be evicted without a reason. IMPORTANT: There are a few exceptions to the limit on no-cause evictions discussed below.
Limits how much landlords can increase the rent each year. The new laws limit rent increases to 7% plus the average amount of inflation for the past twelve months, as published in the prior September. For 2019, the applicable rate of inflation is 3.3%. That means your landlord cannot raise your rent more than 10.3% (7% + 3.3%) in 2019.  IMPORTANT: The rent increase limit only applies to buildings that are 15 years old or older