Landlords losing the ability to use Ratio Utility Billing Systems on San Jose’s rent-controlled housing have just a few weeks left to apply for a one-time offset.

The petition period for the offset opened on July 5 and closes on Oct. 31. Any petition received after Oct. 31 will not be considered.

If landlords currently using RUBS are granted an offset, they’ll be permitted to add a portion of their RUBS charge to the tenant’s monthly base rent.

The petition period comes after the City Council this spring voted to ban the …

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