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Petition Now Available for Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS) Pass Through

Post Date:07/03/2018

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, the City Council took action to amend the Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) concerning pass through of utility costs including Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS). The amendment to the City's ARO allows landlords to petition for a one-time rent increase. The Offset Petition for RUBS is now available.

The timeline to submit petitions is between July 5, 2018 to October 31, 2018.

The deadline to file a petition is October 31, 2018. If landlords do not file a petition or the petition is incomplete by the above deadline, pass through of utility costs are void per the Ordinance. The petition form is on our website.

The Offset Petition may be submitted by mail to the Rent Stabilization Program at 200 E. Santa Clara St, San José, CA 95113 or electronically to with subject line "RUBS Petition - Your Property Address."

For more information, please contact the Viviane Nguyen at 408-975-4462 or

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