When can a Sacramento landlord raise my rent and by how much? Here’s what to know

Sacramento Bee - Sacramento limits the amount rent can be increased — but the details can be tricky.

If you’re protected under Sacramento’s Tenant Protection Program, your landlord can only raise rent 9% once annually.

That’s 5% plus the consumer price index figure for April. The maximum is adjusted annually but cannot exceed 10%.

And the program, which protects tenants by establishing limits in rent increases and limitations on unwarranted evictions, only protects multi-family homes built before Feb. 1, 1995 — excluding newer buildings.

“It’s absolutely vital for renters to be informed about their rights and the protections that are set in place because many individuals, especially non-English speakers, tend to not really be able to understand jargon...which often leads to self evictions,” said Luis Fernando Anguiano Quiroz, the statewide communications associate of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment.

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