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Vacancy Rates

The Apartment Rent Ordinance requires that the amount of notice given to terminate the lease of tenants who have lived in their homes for more than 12-months be based partly on the existing rental apartment vacancy rate in San Jose. The Ordinance defines a "severe rental housing shortage" as a vacancy rate below 3%. 

If vacancy falls below 3%, notices to terminate tenancy must be extended from 60-days or 90-days, to 90-days or 120-days, respectively. For more information on noticing requirements, click here. 

Rental Apartment Vacancy Rates 
 Year  Quarter 1  Quarter 2  Quarter 3 Quarter 4 
 2016  4.3%  5.1%    
 2015  3.3%  4.3%  5.3%  4.7%
 2014  5.9%  4.0%  4.2%  4.3%