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Oakland scraps rent control exemption for owner-occupied duplexes

An exemption to the city’s rent control and tenant protection laws for owner-occupied duplexes and triplexes could get scrapped this year. Currently, landlords who live in duplexes and triplexes and rent out the other units are exempt from rent control, as well as the tenant protection ordinance, which provides a procedure for tenants or the.

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Oakland landlords who live alongside their tenants in duplexes and triplexes must temporarily abide by city rent control laws. On Thursday the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to put in an.

OAKLAND – Owner-occupied duplexes and triplexes will no longer be exempt from Oakland’s rent control and tenant protection laws. City Council members voted early Wednesday morning to end the exemption, which tenants rights’ activists called a "loophole" often abused to drive up longtime tenants’ rents or force them out.

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We don’t have to wait to repeal Costa Hawkins to fight displacement and stabilize the homes of thousands of tenants in Oakland NOW. Oakland City Council has the power to remove rent-control exemptions on thousands of currently owner-occupied duplex and triplex units in Oakland and protect the futures of families in thousands more.