Town Council adopts ordinances to increase renter protections

Posted on May 7, 2019


Just Cause 

The Town of Fairfax recently passed an ordinance that prohibits landlords from evicting tenants without cause. Effective March 6, 2019, Town Code now requires Notice of Terminations delivered by landlords to their tenants to identify the allowable reasons for which they are evicting the tenant. A copy of the Notice of Termination must be provided to the Town of Fairfax within 10 days of service.

Mandatory Mediation 

On May 1, 2019, Fairfax City Council adopted a mandatory mediation program to respond to escalating rent increases. In doing so, it seeks to promote community accountability and support housing stability.

Income-Based Rental Housing Discrimination

At its April 4, 2018, meeting, the Council adopted an ordinance which prohibits landlords from discriminating against prospective renters solely on the basis that a portion of their rent is guaranteed by a third-party subsidy (e.g., Section 8 housing voucher).

 

To read the ordinance go to our Recent Ordinances page. Or visit our Town Council page with all the Rental Protections listed together.

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