Guide to Berkeley’s Rent Stabilization Program
Rent Control & Eviction Protection
February 2013

Appendices

Annual General Adjustments (AGA’s)

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 None
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%*
2006 0.7%*
2007 2.6%*
2008 2.2%*
2009 2.7%*
2010 0.1%*
2011 0.7%*
2012 1.6%*
2013 1.7%*
2014 1.7%*

* AGAs for these years may not be implemented on any unit that had an initial rent established on or after January 1 of the previous year.

General Calendar

January 1st

Annual General Adjustment (AGA), calculated according to the formula set forth in the Rent Ordinance, raises the lawful rent ceiling for eligible units

February Lawful Rent Ceiling Notices mailed to tenants and landlords
Late May Billing mailed to landlords for annual registration fee
July 1st Payment due from landlords for annual registration fee
October Lawful Rent Ceiling Notices mailed to landlords only
Around October 31st Rent Stabilization Board publishes the Annual General Adjustment for the following year
By November 15th Rent Stabilization Board publishes interest rate to be used in calculating interest on security deposits
Late November Information mailed to landlords and tenants concerning next AGA
By December 1st Most landlords give 30-day notice of implementing the next AGA on January 1st
December Landlords must refund security deposit interest (as rent credit or cash payment)

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

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