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Rent Stabilization Board

1107. Annual General Adjustment Order for 1986

(1) In accordance with Section 11 of the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance as amended by the Tenants Rights Amendments Act of 1982, the Rent Stabilization Board hereby adjusts Rent Ceilings upward by 3% plus $2.50 per month for all units covered by the Ordinance, setting the Rent Ceilings for such units at a level 3% plus $2.50 per month greater than the 1985 Rent Ceilings.

The 1985 Rent Ceiling is defined as the Base Rent Ceiling established in Section 10 of the Ordinance plus any adjustments of the base ceiling granted by the Board.

(2) The adjustments granted by this Order shall become effective on January 1, 1986, provided the landlord is otherwise entitled to the adjustment pursuant to the provisions of the Ordinance and this Order.

(3) Rent Ceilings adjusted pursuant to this Order may be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.

(4) The upward general adjustment granted in this Order does not automatically provide for a rent increase. Rent increases pursuant to this Order shall become effective only after the landlord gives the tenant(s) at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice of such rent increases and the notice period expires.

Each notice to a tenant of a rent increase pursuant to this Order shall include the landlord's written certification that he or she is in compliance with the provisions of this Order and the Ordinance. THE NOTICE AND CERTIFICATION SHALL BE ON A FORM APPROVED BY THE BOARD.

(5) Landlords are not required under the Ordinance and/or this Order to increase rents at all or by the full amount of the general adjustment granted in this Order.

(6) If the maximum allowable rent specified under this Order for a rental unit is greater than the rent specified for such unit in the rental agreement, the lower rent specified in the rental agreement shall be the maximum allowable rent until the rental agreement expires. If the maximum allowable rent specified under this Order for a rental unit is less than the rent specified for such unit in the rent agreement, the lower rent specified under this Order shall be the maximum allowable rent.

(7) No rent increase pursuant to this Order shall be effective if the landlord:

(A) has failed to register the unit in accordance with Section 8 of the Ordinance and/or orders or regulations of the Board; or

(B) demands, accepts, receives or retains any payment in excess of the maximum allowable rent for the unit permitted by the Ordinance; or

(C) has failed to comply, after order of the Board, with any provisions of the Ordinance and/or orders or regulations of the Board; or

(D) has failed to bring the unit into compliance with the implied warranty of habitability. Such compliance means that the unit substantially complies with the City of Berkeley's building, housing and codes which affect the health and safety of tenant(s); or

(E) has failed to place security deposits in an interest-bearing account as required by Section 7 of the Ordinance or has failed to annually return the interest to the tenant(s) as required by Section 7 of the Ordinance.

(8) If a landlord has failed register completely by September 1 the amount of this general adjustment for which the landlord shall be eligible shall decrease by ten percent (10%) per month for each month beyond December 1 for which the landlord fails to register.

(9) A landlord who is ineligible to raise rents under this general adjustment for an entire calendar shall not be able to raise under this adjustment in future years.

Those landlords who are not registered with the Board shall be notified of their non-compliance and ineligibility due to non-registration;

Further, that the tenants of said organization shall be notified of their right to apply for authorization to withhold rent as specified under Section 15 of the Ordinance, and such tenants shall be provided by the Board with petition forms to withhold rent;

Further, that the Board goes on record as directing legal staff to intervene in any eviction to protect any tenant exercising their rights under this Order.


1108. Annual General Adjustment Order for 1987

(1) In accordance with Section 11 of the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance as amended by the Tenants Right Amendment Act of 1982, the Rent Stabilization Board hereby adjusts the Rent Ceilings upward by 3.5% for all units covered by the Ordinance, setting the Rent Ceilings for such units at 3.5% greater than the 1986 Rent Ceilings.

The 1986 Rent Ceiling is defined as the Base Rent Ceiling established in Section 10 of the Ordinance plus any adjustment of the base ceiling granted by the Board.

(2) Rent ceilings adjusted pursuant to this Order may be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.

(3) The adjustments granted by this Order shall become effective on January 1, 1987, provided the landlord is otherwise entitled to the adjustment pursuant to the provisions of the Ordinance and this Order.

(4) The upward general adjustment granted in this Order does not automatically provide for a rent increase. Rent increases pursuant to this Order shall become effective only after the landlord gives the tenant(s) at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice of such rent increase and the notice period expires.

Each notice to a tenant of a rent increase pursuant to this Order shall be in the following form:


Thirty Day Notice of Rent Increase

This notice is provided pursuant to the 1987 AGA Order of the Rent Stabilization Board.

Tenant's Name: ______________________________________________________

Street Address: ___________________________________ Unit No: __________

The present rent  on your unit is $ ___________ per month.

Your rent will increase _________ % pursuant to the 1987 Annual General Adjustment Order.*

Your new rent will be $ _________ per month beginning _________________ . 

(This date must be at least 30 days after service of the Notice of Rent Increase.)

Advice concerning this Notice and the rental history of the unit is available from the Rent Stabilization Board Public Information Unit, 2180 Milvia Street, Basement, Berkeley, California during the hours of 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m., weekdays, 644-6128."

__________________     ______________________________________ 
           Date                          Property Owner/Manager

*Pursuant to the 1987 AGA Order, the percentage increase cannot exceed 3.5%.


(5) Landlords are not required under the Ordinance and/or this Order to increase rents at all or by the full amount of the general adjustment granted in this Order.

(6) If the maximum allowable rent specified under this order for a rental unit is greater than the rent specified for such unit in the rental agreement, the lower rent specified in the rental agreement shall be the maximum allowable rent until the rental agreement expires. If the maximum allowable rent specified under this Order for a rental unit is less than the rent specified for such unit in the rental agreement, the lower rent specified under this Order shall be the maximum allowable rent.

(7) No rent increase pursuant to this Order shall be effective if the landlord:

(A) has failed to register any rental unit on the property in accordance with Section 8 of the Ordinance and/or orders or regulations of the Board; or

(B) demands, accepts, receives or retains any payment in excess of the maximum allowable rent for the unit permitted by the Ordinance; or

(C) has failed to comply, after order of the Board, with any provisions of the Ordinance and/or Orders or regulations of the Board concerning the affected rental unit; or

(D) has failed to bring any rental unit on the property into compliance with the implied warranty of habitability. Such compliance means the unit substantially complies with City of Berkeley's building, housing and health codes which materially affect the health and safety of tenant(s); or

(E) has failed to annually return the interest on security deposits to the tenant(s) as required by Section 7 of the Ordinance; or

(F) has failed to comply with Section 4 above of this Order.

(8) The amount of this general adjustment for which the landlord shall be eligible shall decrease by ten percent (10%) per month for each month beyond December 1, 1986 for which the landlord fails to register.

(9) A landlord who is ineligible to raise rents under this general adjustment for an entire calendar year shall not be able to raise rents under this adjustment in future years.


1109. Annual General Adjustment Order for 1988

(1) In accordance with Section 11 of the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance as amended by the Tenants Rights Amendments Act of 1982, the Rent Stabilization Board hereby adjusts the 1987 Rent Ceilings (exclusive of temporary increases in rent ceilings such as capital improvements1) upward by $25.00 for all units covered by this Ordinance, except units in residential hotels, and $15.00 for units in residential hotels. The Rent Ceilings for all units except those in residential hotels are set at a level $25.00 greater than the 1987 Rent Ceilings, and $15.00 greater than the 1987 Rent Ceilings for units in residential hotels.

The 1987 Rent Ceiling is defined as the Base Rent Ceiling established in Section 10 of the Ordinance plus any adjustment of the base rent ceiling granted by the Board.

(2) Rent Ceilings adjusted pursuant to this Order shall be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.

(3) The adjustments granted by this Order shall become effective on January 1, 1988, provided the landlord is otherwise entitled to the adjustment pursuant to the provisions of the Ordinance and this Order.

(4) The upward general adjustment granted in this Order does not automatically provide for a rent increase. Rent increases pursuant to this Order shall become effective only after the landlord gives the tenant(s) at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice of such rent increases and the notice period expires.

Each notice to the tenant of a rent increase pursuant to this Order shall be in the following form:


Thirty Day Notice of Rent Increase

This notice is provided pursuant to the 1988 AGA Order of the Rent Stabilization Board.

Tenant's Name:  ____________________________________________________

Street Address: ____________________________________ Unit No: _________

The present rent  on your unit is $ ___________ per month.  Your rent will increase _______% pursuant to the 1988 Annual General Adjustment Order.*

Your new rent will be $ ____________ per month beginning ______________ . 

(This date must be at least 30 days after service of the Notice of Rent Increase.)

Advice concerning this Notice and the rental history of the unit is available from the Rent Stabilization Board Public Information Unit, 2180 Milvia Street, Basement, Berkeley, California during the hours of 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m., weekdays, 644-6128.

_________________________      _______________________________________ 
          Date                                            Property Owner/Manager

     *Pursuant to the 1988 AGA Order the increase cannot exceed $25.00, or $15.00 for rental units in residential hotels.

     1    The exclusion of temporary increases for capital improvements is declaratory of existing practice.


(5) Landlords are not required under the Ordinance and/or this Order to increase rents at all or by the full amount of the general adjustment granted in this order.

(6) If the maximum allowable rent specified under this Order for a rental unit is greater than the rent specified in such unit in the rental agreement, the lower rent specified in the rental agreement shall be the maximum allowable rent until the rental agreement expires. If the maximum allowable rent specified under this Order for a rental unit is less than the rent specified for such unit in the rental agreement, the lower rent specified under this Order shall be the maximum allowable rent.

(7) No rent increase pursuant to this Order shall be effective if the landlord:

(A) has failed to register any rental unit on the property in accordance with Section 8 of the Ordinance and/or orders or regulations of the Board; or

(B) demands, accepts, receives or retains any payment in excess of the maximum allowable rent for the unit permitted by the Ordinance; or

(C) has failed to comply, after order of the Board, with any provisions of the Ordinance and/or regulations of the Board concerning the affected rental unit; or

(D) has failed to bring the rental unit into compliance with the implied warranty of habitability. Such compliance means the unit substantially complies with City of Berkeley's building, housing and health codes which materially affect the health and safety of tenant(s);

(E) has failed to make repairs as ordered by the housing inspection services of the City of Berkeley;

(F) has failed to annually return the interest on security deposits to the tenant(s) as required by Section 7 of the Ordinance; or

(G) has failed to comply with Section 4 of this Order.

(8) The amount of this general adjustment for which the landlord shall be eligible shall decrease by ten percent (10%) per month for each month beyond December 1, 1987 for which the landlord fails to register.

(9) A landlord who is ineligible to raise rents under this general adjustment for an entire calendar year shall not be able to raise rents under this adjustment in future years.


1110. Annual General Adjustment Order for 1989

(1) In accordance with Section 11 of the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance as amended by the Tenants Rights Amendments Act of 1982, the Rent Stabilization Board hereby adjusts the 1988 Rent Ceilings (exclusive of temporary increases in rent ceilings such as capital improvements) upward by 3% for all units covered by the Ordinance, plus an additional one-half percent (0.50%) for units where the landlord pays for the cost of gas or electricity in the unit. Thus, where the cost of gas or electricity in an individual unit is not paid for by the landlord, the Board sets the Rent Ceiling at a level 3% greater than the 1988 Rent Ceiling. Where the cost of gas or electricity in an individual unit is paid for by the landlord, the Board sets the Rent Ceiling for such units at a level 3.5% greater than the 1988 Rent Ceiling.

The 1988 Rent Ceiling is defined as the Base Rent Ceiling established in Section 10 of the Ordinance plus any adjustment of the base rent ceiling granted by the Board.

(2) Rent Ceilings adjusted pursuant to this Order may be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.

(3) The adjustments granted by this Order shall become effective pursuant to provisions of the Ordinance and this Order.

(4) The upward general adjustment granted in this Order does not automatically provide for a rent increase. Rent increases pursuant to this Order shall become effective after the landlord gives the tenant(s) at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice of such rent increases and the notice period expires.

Each notice to a tenant of a rent increase pursuant to this Order shall be in the following form:


Thirty Day Notice of Rent Increase

This notice is provided pursuant to the 1989 AGA Order of the Rent Stabilization Board.

Tenant's Name: ______________________________________________________

Street Address: _____________________________________  Unit No: _________

The present rent on your unit is $ __________ per month.  Your rent will increase _________% pursuant to the 1989 Annual General Adjustment Order. The 1989 AGA Order permitted a percentage increase of 3% if the landlord does not pay for gas or electricity in the rental unit or 3.5% if the landlord pays for gas or electricity in the rental unit.

Your new rent will be $ _________ per month beginning ___________________ (this date must be at least 30 days after service of the Notice of Rent Increase.)

Advice concerning this Notice and the rental history of the unit is available from the Rent Stabilization Board Public Information Unit, 2100 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California 9:00 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m., weekdays, 644-6128.

______________________   ___________________________________________
        Date                                    Property Owner/Manager


(5) Landlords are not required under the Ordinance and/or this Order to increase rents at all or by the full amount of the general adjustment granted in this order.

(6) If the maximum allowable rent specified under this Order for a rental unit is greater than the rent specified in such unit in the rental agreement, the lower rent specified in the rental agreement shall be the maximum allowable rent until the rental agreement expires. If the maximum allowable rent specified under this Order for a rental unit is less than the rent specified for such unit in the rental agreement, the lower rent specified under this Order shall be the maximum allowable rent.

(7) No rent increase pursuant to this Order shall be effective if the landlord:

(A) has failed to register any rental unit on the property in accordance with Section 8 of the Ordinance and/or orders or regulations of the Board; or

(B) demands, accepts, receives or retains any payment in excess of the maximum allowable rent for the unit permitted by the Ordinance; or

(C) has failed to comply, after order of the Board, with any provisions of the Ordinance and/or regulations of the Board concerning the affected rental unit; or

(D) has failed to bring any rental unit on the property into compliance with the implied warranty of habitability. Such compliance means the unit substantially complies with the City of Berkeley's building, housing and health codes which materially affect the health and safety of tenant(s); or

(E) has failed to make repairs as ordered by the housing inspection services of the City of Berkeley;

(F) has failed to annually return the interest on security deposits to the tenant(s) as required by Section 7 of the Ordinance; or

(G) has failed to comply with the notice of rent increase requirements of Section 4 of this Order.

(8) The amount of this general adjustment for which the landlord shall be eligible shall decrease by ten percent (10%) for each month beyond December 1, 1988 for which the landlord fails to register.

(9) A landlord who is ineligible to raise rents under this general adjustment for an entire calendar year shall not be able to raise rents under this adjustment in future years.


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