On June 4, 2018, the Albany City Council approved an ordinance that added Section 5-25 “Rent Review" to the Albany Municipal Code establishing a rent review program. The ordinance regulates most residential rental units in Albany and provides a mediation process for qualifying rent increases. Landlord participation in the rent review process is mandatory, but all recommendations are non-binding.
The Rent Review Program directed by the City Council on June 4, 2018 is currently under development. The Rent Review Ordinance and associated rent review program will be effective November 2, 2018.
See below for answers to some of the most common questions about Rent Review in Albany. Click each question to see an expanded answer.