During first nine months of occupancy, prohibits landlord from terminating month-to-month tenancy within 60 days of receiving from tenant request for repairs to correct certain building, health or housing code violation or unhabitable condition. Prohibits landlord from terminating month-to-month tenancy without cause after first nine months of occupancy except under certain circumstances with written notice and payment of amount equal to one month’s periodic rent. Provides exception for certain tenancies for occupancy of dwelling unit in building or on property occupied by landlord as primary residence. Makes violation defense against action for possession by landlord. Requires fixed term tenancy to be at least six months in duration, unless tenant requests shorter term. Requires landlord to give tenant 90 days’ notice that fixed term tenancy will terminate upon reaching expiration date or that tenant may renew fixed term tenancy by giving landlord 45 days’ notice. If landlord fails to provide notice, requires fixed term tenancy to become month-to-month tenancy upon reaching specified ending date, unless tenant elects to terminate tenancy. Prohibits landlord from increasing rent on more than one occasion during any 12-month period. Declares emergency, effective on passage.