NOTE: The County of San Diego Eviction Ban & Rent Increase Cap is set to become effective on June 3. Only rent increases which take effect from June 3 - 30 are impacted by a 4.1% limitation.
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Effective January 1, 2020, AB 1482 limits how much a property owner or manager can increase their rent in a 12-month period.
Rent increases in any 12-month period are limited to 5% (percent) plus the change in inflation from April 1 of the prior year to April of the current year, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) for the area which the property is located. Some regions do not have a United States Bureau of Labor Statistics report, in which case the California CPI is used (i.e. Imperial County).
For rent increases that take effect before August 1 of any calendar year, the following shall apply:
For rent increases that take effect on or after August 1 of any calendar year, the following shall apply:
Current CPI Figures (rent increases that take effect prior to Aug. 1):
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released reports for CPI-U changes from March 2020 to March 2021. For rent increases that take effect August 1 or later, use the following figures:
REMINDER: Even properties exempt from AB 1482 may be subject to rent increase limitations as a result of Anti-Price Gouging rules that accompany emergency declarations for things such as fires. When these rules are in effect, rent increases are limited to no more than 10% of the previously charged or advertised price. This is particularly important to AB 1482-exempt properties and newly created tenancies.
These are the highlights of the law. To read the law in its entirety, click here.