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Renter Protections

Rent Stabilization and Just Cause Evictions

At the November 2, 2022 Fairfax Town Council meeting, the Town Council adopted two ordinances to create a just cause eviction and rent stabilization program. Although these new ordinances are in effect, their provisions will not be implemented until sufficient agreements for support have been approved by the Town Council. Upon approval, the Council will set an implementation date by resolution.

Legal Aid of Marin has prepared the frequently asked questions and answers below. While they may not answer every question, we hope they are helpful.



Exemption Table

Unit Description Rent Stabilization Just Cause Eviction
Single-family homes No Yes
Room in a single-family home with its own bathroom or kitchen No Yes
Room in a single-family home without its own bathroom or kitchen No Yes
Duplexes constructed before 1995 Yes Yes
Duplexes constructed after 1995 No Yes
Multi-unit apartment buildings constructed before 1995 Yes Yes
Multi-unit apartment buildings constructed after 1995 No Yes
Condominiums No Yes
ADUs constructed before 1995 Yes Yes
ADUs constructed after 1995 No Yes
JADUs with their own bathroom or kitchen constructed before 1995 Yes Yes
JADUs without its own bathroom or kitchen No Yes
JADUs with its own bathroom or kitchen after 1995 No Yes
JADUs without its own bathroom or kitchen No Yes
Short-term rentals (less than 30 days) No No
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