2014 ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT - At its regular meeting on October 21, 2013, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board adopted the Annual General Adjustment (AGA) Order for Year 2014 which will allow eligible landlords to increase the 2013 permanent rent ceilings by 1.7%.
The 2014 AGA of 1.7% represents 65% of the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers in the Bay Area during the 2013 fiscal year (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013) as posted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 65% of CPI formula was approved by the voters in the November 2004 general municipal election.
The 2014 AGA may not be charged to tenants whose tenancy began on or after January 1, 2013, and who had their rents set pursuant to the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. The Order also sets forth the conditions for qualifying for this rent increase and the notice that must be given to tenants in order to raise the rent. The full text of the regulation and Order may be viewed in the Rent Board office at 2125 Milvia Street or at www.cityofberkeley.info/rent. If you have any questions, you may contact Jay Kelekian at 510-981-RENT (981-7368).
Jay KelekianExecutive DirectorNovember 8, 2013
October 21, 2013 Staff Report - 2014 General Annual Adjustment - PDF
Regulation 1136 - 2014 Annual General Adjustment Order
Resolution 13-16 Adopting the 2014 Annual General Adjustment of 1.7% - PDF
2014 Annual General Adjustment 30-Day Notice of Rent Increase - PDF. (30-Day Notice in Spanish - PDF)
2014 Annual General Adjustment Calculator
Letter to Landlords - PDF
Letter to Tenants - PDF
Important 2014 AGA Information - PDF
AGA Good Cause Required for Eviction - PDF
List of Annual General Adjustments
Landlords: Are the tenancies at your property properly recorded with the Rent Board?