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Governor Extends Price Gouging Protections

Published: June 13, 2019

On May 31, 2019, Governor Newsom extended the Price Gouging protections under Penal Code Section 396 for Sonoma County and other counties affected by wildfires.

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The Price Gouging protections prohibit a landlord from raising rents by more than ten percent (10%) more than the rent charged prior to the declaration of emergency on leases of one year or less. 

This would include month-month leases. If you have been a victim of price gouging, please report to your local law enforcement agency and they will forward to our office for prosecution once they have completed an investigation.