PGMA signs rent control law – Philippines

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Tuesday signed into law Republic Act No. 9653, otherwise known as the Rent Control Act of 2009, which imposes a one-year moratorium on rent increases for covered residential units in Metro Manila and other highly urbanized cities, and caps subsequent annual hikes at a maximum of 7% cap until December 31, 2013.

It covers all residential units where monthly rents do not exceed P10,000. The cut-off is P5,000 for residential units in other areas. The new law also prohibits lessors, or owners of residential units, to impose not more than one month advance rent and not more than two months deposit. Violators will face stiffer fines ranging from 25,000 to 50,000 pesos.

 

 

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  • Engineer Miguel

    many of the residential units i have gotten the chance to stay into when i was in college would rather be adamant in the payment of rent but not in the payment of taxes due … how can the government get additional revenue on this one when almost all of the owners of the rented residential units would forge their true rates to pay lesser taxes but still charge higher than the allotted ceiling … that’s why we can’t prosper … in tagalog , “Gulangan” all the way ….

  • Luckynotm3

    nosebleed! :DD

  • tintin

    nosebleed nga! lol… mukhang natuto kay inday.

  • chassey

    nosblid>>??
    hahaha.buti po na sign
    na nga ean.
    it will help a lot especially those poor filipino families.

  • yam

    paano naman po yung mga nangungupahan nang morethan 18 years???
    tapos pinapaalis na sa inuupahan nila kahit na nag babayad naman on time tska maayos naman yung pakikitungo sa mga kapitbahay at sa may ari ng bahay???
    ang problema.,gusto nang hatiin yung lupa…tapos ang gusto pa mag bayad kami… and two months lang din yung binibigay na palugit sa’min…

  • Jane

    from what article or news did you get this from? What are your sources?

  • http://Frinendster.com Vernie chiu

    Gud a.m almost 9yr n ako rent d2 sto.nino pque.city now ung anak na namahala s pagkolekta ng mga renta. At may mga sulat na gnawa s mga rentee. Kapag na delay ang payment may fine na P50. Pesos /day. Tama po b ang ginagawa nla?

  • dinah

    did somebody answered you sa question mo?kasi kami din more than 18 yrs na nagungupahan eh.ngayon klangan na daw nila ang bahay pero kahit klan d nmn kami nagpalya ng bayad at maganda ang samahan nmin ng mga kapitbahay…kaso ang tunay na may ari eh matanda na at ulyanin kaya ang namamahala mga pamangkin nya.sabi nila umalis na daw kami kasi ang matanda na may ari don na nila ikukulong s abahay namin dahil laging nawawala.ok lang na lumipat kami pero maghntay sila makakita kami ng maayos na malipatan at sympre ang kakayanin lng namin.

  • cua eric

    how about those renting more than 10;000 a month rent? what is the increase per year ? are they exemted also

  • http://ym rachelle

    kailan po b official n magtataas ng 7%? kc po next year n po kmi tintaasan start january ng 7%.

  • Rhen

    Kelangan sana ma publish or masama sa TV news kc next year expired na contract namin at ung owner nagppaincrease ng 500.00 sa monthly rental form P6000 to P6500.00. Kttapos lng ng bagyo sa atin sana man lng they consider the fact na nghhirap pa tayu.We dont have choice we need the unit.I hope published ito sa News emphasized the PENALTY to this OWNER.

    thanks

  • Dennis Tubo

    tanong lang. Pwede ba mapaalis ang lessee kung pumalya lang ng monthly rental nya for just few days?

  • Kris

    @Dennis – the way i understand it, hinde puedeng paalisin ang Lessee for just a few days payment delay. If ever, dadaan pa kayo ng Barangay level to settle the issue, then puedeng umabot pa sa RTC before your Lessor can eject you by power of a court order. By then, nakabayad ka na or naka hanap ka na ng malilipatan.
    Or kung marami syang paupahan, hingan mo ng Official Receipt with BIR reference number dahil dapat nag babayad din sya ng tax from his rental income.

  • Elizabeth Lalap

    Commercial space po ang inuupahan namin. Kasali pa din ba kami dito? And pano po if 3 months deposit ang kinuha ano pong mangyayari sa lessor?

    Then assuming po na ndi na kayang magbayad ng upa kasi hindi na kaya, kasi mahina ang pinagkikitaan sa business. Nakalagay sa contract na pag iterminate ng lessee yong contract babayaran pa din yung remaining unexpired term. Talaga po bang ganun?

  • Josie

    Commercial space po ang inuupahan namin. Magkano po ba ang rate increase pagcommercial. 7,000 ang upa namin last year tinaasan kami ng 500. at ngayon year naman gusto kaming taasan ng 1,500.- pero maliit lang naman ang space almost 20sq. Every renew ng contract namin tinataasan kami. Tama po ba yun at magkano dapat ang increase. Internet shop lang naman ang business namin at hindi ganuan ang laki ng kita. Thank you.

  • aron

    com’l space po nirent ko last oct 2010 start. mahirap po kausap lessor. kaya nag-iisp na po me umalis. ang nakalagay po sa contract ” the term of this lease shall be 1 yr on; date, and expiring on ;date, renewable upon the consent of the lessor, the rescission of this contract due to the lesses’s violation shall make him liable to pay rentals up to next year (covering the 1 year). dapat po ba magbayad ang lesse ng remaining mga buwan kung gusto nya ng umalis. thnx po. God bless.

  • Delia Santos

    Good day! I just want to seek advise on how to go about my problem with one tenant who has not paid her rental for 10 months now. She keep on promising to settle her account but never done that. I have spoken to her to leave the apt and gave her a month but she never did and now, she never shown up for more than 3 months despite my text. Her key was entrusted to her brother who would want to get her stuff.
    What right do I have for this situation? Can I padlock her door? Or do I have right over her belongings that she left?
    Anticipating for your advise.

  • http://n/a Clemn Sampang

    For Ms. Delia Santos,
    Better seek the assistance of a lawyer for you to know the ejecment procedure that the law provides, the actions of your tenant is already a violation of the new rent control law

  • One

    Good day to you. I need an advice on one of our renters who paid 1 1/5 months from Sep – Oct, but have not settled anything for the current month. Their electric and water bill have been on pending since they occupied the room and kept on promising to pay. The Meralco officers will disconnect the electric meter, maybe within this month, in which they are fully aware of, but still they have not done anything but promise to pay their debt. Our lessor was a police officer and still have his ID and weapon with him and it frightens us and all of our other tenants, especially now with the situation. He also have other debts around the area and his children were forced to stop schooling because he never applied for any work to support his family. Is there any right in our constitution that covers the lessor and what case can we file against him to counter the rental law? Can we use the fact that he have been doing this before with his ex-lessors, as ground for eviction? Please help us out. Hoping for your reply and advice. — One from Manila

  • One

    Good day to you. I need an advice on one of our renters who paid 1 1/5
    months from Sep – Oct, but have not settled anything for the current
    month. Their electric and water bill have been on pending since they
    occupied the room and kept on promising to pay. The Meralco officers
    will disconnect the electric meter, maybe within this month, in which
    they are fully aware of, but still they have not done anything but
    promise to pay their debt. Our lessor was a police officer and still
    have his ID and weapon with him and it frightens us and all of our other
    tenants, especially now with the situation. He also have other debts
    around the area and his children were forced to stop schooling because
    he never applied for any work to support his family. Is there any right
    in our constitution that covers the lessor and what case can we file
    against him to counter the rental law? Can we use the fact that he have
    been doing this before with his ex-lessors, as ground for eviction?
    Please help us out. Hoping for your reply and advice. — One from
    Manila