How to Register a New Tenancy

Since January 1, 1999, whenever a unit is rented to a new tenant, the property owner or their authorized agent must file a Tenancy Registration form with the Rent Control Agency within 30 days of the start of the tenancy. Failure to register may result in the property owner being prohibited from implementing annual rent increases or from filing petitions with the Board. Tenancy registration is also required for tenancies that began between October 1, 1997 and December 31, 1998. Please call or email us to get the correct form to register a tenancy that started during this period. 


Continue the Process:

Property owners and their authorized agents may file Tenancy Registration forms for tenancies started on or after January 1, 1999 online. You are not required to bring or mail paper forms to the Rent Control office each time you have a new tenancy. Instead, you may register new tenancies by following the steps below. 

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    Before you begin, be sure to provide the Rent Control Information Sheet to all new tenants. Rent Control regulations require that it be given to tenants at the time of lease signing. There is a declaration and checkbox at the bottom of the Tenancy Registration form where you must indicate compliance.

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    There are two types of Tenancy Registration forms depending on when the tenancy began. To access the form for a tenancy that began on or after March 1, 2018, click here. To access the form for a tenancy that began before March 1, 2018 (and after January 1, 1999), click here.

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    Complete all required sections of the form. (Marked with an *)

    Do not include any special characters in the Rent fields ('$' ',' '.' etc)

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    Be sure to check the small box above your signature confirming that you have given the Rent Control Information Sheet to your new tenants. 

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    Submit your form electronically. We will email you confirmation that your form was received. You will be able to save a copy of the form you submitted.