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No, you do not have to register with the Housing Authority and there is very little paperwork. It is very easy, but you must comply with the Federal Regulations and the NM landlord/tenant law. This law is called the “Uniform Owner-Resident Relations Act.”
After the proper paperwork is turned in, it is routed to the inspection department. An inspector will review the “Request for Tenancy” paperwork, and if approved, he/she will call the landlord and tenant within five business days to get an inspection scheduled.
Here are a few of the reasons that may apply:
a. Rent increases will only be granted on an annual basis, to coincide with the annual recertification date of the HAP (Housing Assistance Payment) contract. The landlord or owner must request the increase in writing and must submit the request to Bernalillo County Housing at least 60 days prior to the annual recertification date of the HAP. The HAP contract and “Lease” and annual dates should always be the same. There will be no exceptions to the 60 days rent increase notice from the owner requirement. If you submit the request late, you will need to resubmit a new request in a timely manner the following year.This notice can be found on our website.
No. Once a rent amount is approved by the Housing Authority, the tenant will pay the amount we state based on household income. A landlord is not allowed to ask for more money other than what is approved. There can be no side agreements verbally or in writing. This would constitute fraud and will not be tolerated. We never want to see this happen, so if you are a landlord or tenant do not be pressured to partake in this type of behavior.