Mountain View’s Measure V Rent Rollback

April, 2017


On November 8, 2016, voters approved the Mountain View Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (“Measure V”). Measure V implements rent control for most multifamily rental units built before February 1, 1995, prohibits evictions without just cause, creates a Rental Housing Committee, and allows landlords to be charged fees to implement Measure V. It also requires a roll back of rents to October 2015.

Measure V was due to go into effect on December 23, 2016. A lawsuit was filed challenging Measure V. As part of the lawsuit, a motion for temporary restraining order was filed to attempt to halt the implementation of Measure V. On December 22, 2016, an agreement temporarily stayed implementation of Measure V, so landlords were not required to roll back rents to October 2015 unless the stay was lifted.

On April 4, 2017, the Court denied the motion for preliminary injunction. As a result, landlords of units subject to Measure V must roll back rents to October 2015 rates and comply with rent increase limitations.

A copy of the Court’s Order and Measure V can be found here:

Mountain View landlords should also be familiar with the Just-Cause Evictions Urgency Ordinance, the Right to Lease Ordinance, and the City of Mountain View Rental Dispute Resolution program.

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