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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 was directed by the City Council on June 4, 2018. The Rent Review Ordinance and associated rent review program will be effective November 2, 2018. 

Rent Review Program Forms 

Notice of Availability of Rent Review

Rent Review Request Form

Landlord Response Form

Supplemental Form for Residential Rental Unit Registration 


Rent Review Program Information

Rent Review Ordinance No. 2018-02

Frequently Asked Questions

Renter & Landlord Information

Rent Review Ordinance Community Workshops

Rent Review Ordinance Overview

Additional Resources for Renters / Landlords