Registering Ownership, Tenancies, and Amenities

2022 Notice of Change in Terms of Tenancy

Get information on how to complete the Notice of Change in Terms of Tenancy to notify tenants of a rent increase per the 2022 General Adjustment, effective September 1, 2022, and download a fillable form.


Registering Property Ownership, Mailing Address, and Authorized Agents

Property owners must notify the Rent Control Board whenever there is a change in how title is held on a rent-controlled property. This registration must be filed within 30 days of the transfer or change in ownership. Only original, signed forms will be accepted.

File this form within 30 days of any change in ownership or title. Proper registration requires that owners provide their principal street address, either residential or business. The Board will not accept as proper registration either a property manager’s address or a post office box.

Use this form to permanently change the owner’s mailing address for all Rent Control correspondence (including the newsletter and the annual registration fee bill).

Use this form to authorize either specific people or corporations, such as a property management company, to file and complete Rent Control documents on behalf of a property owner. The owner must sign this form.


 

Registering New Tenants and Amenities

Rents for all new tenancies must be registered with the Rent Control Board within 30 days of the start of the tenancy. Registration is also required when certain amenities are added to a unit with a tenancy started on or after January 1, 1999, specifically:  additional parking, storage, or the right to have a pet. Property owners who fail to register a tenancy are not permitted to pass through rent increases otherwise allowed due to annual general adjustments. Late registration may result in a property owner being served with a Complaint for Non-Registration and/or Excess Rent Receipt and Retention.

This form is required to register rent levels for new tenancies. Rather than requiring you to print the form and mail it or bring it to the Rent Control office, there is convenient online option. 

Do not use this form to register rents established pursuant to a Section 8 contract.

Use this form to register the addition of a parking or garage space that was not provided at the start of the tenancy or previously registered on a Tenancy Registration Form. This form is only used for tenancies that began on or after January 1, 1999. The additional monthly rent will be added to the existing Maximum Allowable Rent. The parking amenity will thereafter be considered a base amenity for the unit.

Use this form to register the addition of a storage space and/or pet(s) that were not a part of the initial tenancy or lease agreement. This form is only used for tenancies that began on or after January 1, 1999. The additional monthly rent will be added to the existing Maximum Allowable Rent. The storage space or pet amenity will thereafter be considered a base amenity for the unit.

The Rental Unit Registration form is used to register a rent-controlled unit(s) for the first time. For example: A unit previously occupied by the owner that has been rented for first time since 1979. To determine if this form is required and to obtain a copy, please contact us.