The Rent Board Mailbag
Frequently Asked Questions

Each week, the Berkeley Rent Board receives over 300 inquiries from tenants and landlords ranging from very specific concerns about individual units, to broader questions about rent control in general. Every inquiry receives a personal response.

Click on a topic below to read the contents of the mailbag.

Annual General Adjustments (and other rent increase notices)

Capital Improvements

Codes & Habitability

Eviction Issues

Exemptions

Landlord Rights & Responsibilities

Lease Issues

Mediation Services

Occupancy

Registration

Roommates & Neighbors

Section 8

Security Deposit

Separate Agreements

Services

State Law

Subletting

Tenant Rights & Responsibilities

Vacancy Decontrol

Have a question about landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities?  E-mail the City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, call, or visit the office at 2125 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 (northeast corner of Milvia & Center Streets) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., and Wednesday between 12 noon and 6:30 p.m. Telephone: 510-981-7368 (981-RENT).