RENTAL RIGHTS & REFERRALS PROGRAM
SAMPLE RENT INCREASE NOTICE
When you raise the rent of a tenant by more than 5%, the San Jose Municipal Code (SJMC 17.23)
requires that you notify those tenants, in their rent increase notice or a similar notice, of the
deadline for them to file a Rental Rights and Referrals Petition, of their right to use the Rental
Rights and Referrals Program hearing process, and of the name, address and telephone number of
the Advisory Commission on Rents.
A sample rent increase notice is printed on the back of this letter. This sample notice is believed to
meet the State and City notice requirements, but these requirements may change due to legislative
or judicial action. No warranty of the current or future legality of this notice is made.
If you have questions concerning this or other notice requirements, you may wish to consult with
Rental Rights and Referrals Program
Rental Rights & Referrals ♦ 200 East Santa