ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENTS APPROVED BY THE
BERKELEY RENT STABILIZATION BOARD

1981:   5%  OR  6.2% if owner paid for space heating

1982:   9% plus, if the owner paid for gas and electricity, including space heating, the following additional increases were authorized: $4 for studio; $7 for 1-bedroom; $9 for 2-bedroom; $10 for 3-bedroom; $12 for 4-bedroom; $16 for house with 3+ bedrooms.  Rental property owners who deferred the 1982 rent increase are entitled to a banking bonus of an additional 1% for each year of deferral.

1983:   4.75% OR 5% if owner paid for electricity or gas

1984:   0%

1985:  2%

1986:  3% plus $2.50 per month

1987:   3.5%

1988:   $25.00 per month  OR  $15.00 per month for residential hotels

1989:   3% OR 3.5% if owner paid for gas, electricity, or heating within the unit

1990:   $16.00 per month

1991:   4% or $17.00 per month, whichever is higher

1991:   1991 Inflation Adjustment Order--45% of the 5/31/80 rent (Searle Increase)

1992:  $26.00 per month

1993:  $20.00 per month

1994:  $18.00 per month

1995:    1.5%

1996:    1%

1997:    1.15%

1998:   0.8%

1999:    1% not to exceed $8.00

2000:    $6

2001 :     $10, plus an additional $8 if the owner pays for all gas service to the rental unit

2002 :     3.5% or $30, whichever is less, plus an additional $9 if the owner pays for interior space heating to the rental unit

2003 :      0%

2004 :   1%, plus an additional 3$, for units with new tenancies between 1/1/99 and 12/31/02; 1.5%, plus an additional 3$, for units with no new tenancies since 1/1/99.

2005 :   0.9% (9/10ths of a percent)

2006 :   0.7% (7/10ths of a percent)

2007 :    2.6%

2008 :    2.2%

2009:     2.7%

2010:     0.1% (1/10th of a percent) 

2011:     0.7% (7/10ths of a percent) 

2012:     1.6%

  • Rounding to the nearest dollar amount was allowed for 1981-1987, and for 1989 and 1990.  Rounding was required for 1988.  
  • Beginning with the 1991 AGA, rounding has not been allowed.  
  • The yearly increases must be taken sequentially.  For example, the 1988 increase may not be taken before the 1987 increase. 
  • Beginning with the 2000 AGA, the AGA is not applicable to units with new tenancies starting in the previous calendar year.  Examples:  the year 2000 AGA does not apply for units with qualifying new tenancies during 1999; the year 2001 AGA does not apply for units with qualifying new tenancies during 2000.