Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

1114. ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT ORDER FOR 1992

(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 and Board Regulation 1100, the Rent Stabilization Board hereby adjusts the 1991 rent ceilings (exclusive of temporary increases in rent ceilings such as capital improvements) upward by $26.00 for all units covered by the Ordinance.

The 1991 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 not be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.

(3) The adjustments granted by this Order shall become effective on January 1, 1992, 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 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 1992 Annual General Adjustment (AGA) Order of the Rent Stabilization Board.

Tenant's name:  ___________________________________________________

Street address: _____________________________________   Unit No. ______

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

The 1991 Inflation Adjustment Order (Searle Adjustment) permits a ___________  increase.  (* See Below) (This provision does not apply if the Searle increase has already been taken.) 

The 1992 AGA Order permits a $26.00 increase.

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

* Under Regulation 1274, you are entitled to further limit your Searle rent increase if your household includes a qualifying lower-income person and your rent otherwise would be more than 30% of your household income.  If you believe you qualify, you must notify us and the Rent Board within 20 days of this notice.  If you do so, your rent will now increase under the order by 10% of its current amount -- 10% of your present rent is $ _______________ .

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. - 4:45 p.m., weekdays, 981-7368.

______________________    ____________________________________________
         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 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 the rental unit 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; or

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

(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, 1991 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 be able to raise rents under this adjustment in future years upon cure of the relevant conditions listed subparagraph 8.


1115. ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT ORDER FOR 1993

(A) In accordance with Section 11 of the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance as amended and Board Regulation 1100, the Rent Stabilization Board hereby adjusts the 1992 rent ceilings (exclusive of temporary increases in rent ceilings such as capital improvements) upward by $20.00 for all units covered by the Ordinance.

The 1992 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.

(B) Rent Ceilings adjusted pursuant to this Order may not be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.

(C) The adjustments granted by this Order shall become effective on January 1, 1993, provided the landlord is otherwise entitled to the adjustment pursuant to the provisions of the Ordinance and this Order.

(D) 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 be in the following form:


Thirty Day Notice of Rent Increase

This notice is provided pursuant to the 1993 Annual General Adjustment (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 $20.00 pursuant to the 1993 AGA Order.  

Your rent will increase an additional $___________ , to reflect the January 1, 1993 hardship phase-in of the Regulation 1113 (Searle) increase, if you were eligible for such a phase-in pursuant to Regulation 1274(C).  This provision does not apply if the full Searle increase has already been taken.

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

The annual general adjustment rent increase may exceed the rate of inflation for your unit because the increases in City taxes and fees have exceeded the inflation rate.  Tenants pay taxes through increases in rent.  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, 981-7368.

______________________    ___________________________________________
         Date                                    Property Owner/Manager


(E) 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.

(F) 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.

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

(1) 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

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

(3) 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

(4) has failed to bring the rental unit 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

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

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

(H) 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, 1992 for which the landlord fails to register.

(I) A landlord who is ineligible to raise rents under this general adjustment for an entire calendar year shall be able to raise rents under this adjustment in future years upon compliance with Board Regulation 1278 or 1278.5.


1116. ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT ORDER FOR 1994

(A) In accordance with Section 11 of the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance as amended and Board Regulation 1100, the Rent Stabilization Board hereby adjusts the 1993 rent ceilings (exclusive of temporary increases in rent ceilings such as capital improvements) upward by $18.00 for all units covered by the Ordinance.

The 1993 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.

(B) Rent Ceilings adjusted pursuant to this Order may not be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.

(C) The adjustments granted by this Order shall become effective on January 1, 1994, provided the landlord is otherwise entitled to the adjustment pursuant to the provisions of the Ordinance and this Order.

(D) 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 be in the following form:


Thirty Day Notice of Rent Increase

This notice is provided pursuant to the 1994 Annual General Adjustment (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 $18.00 pursuant to the 1994 AGA Order.  

Your rent will increase an additional $ ____________________ , to reflect the January 1, 1994 hardship phase-in of the Regulation 1113 (Searle) increase, if you were eligible for such a phase-in pursuant to Regulation 1274(C).  This provision does not apply if the full Searle increase has already been taken.

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

The annual general adjustment rent increase may exceed the rate of inflation for your unit because the increases in City taxes and fees, County fees, and voter-approved bond measures have exceeded the inflation rate.  Tenants pay taxes through increases in rent. 

Advice concerning this Notice and the rental history of the unit is available from the Rent Stabilization Board Public Information Unit, 2125 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., weekdays, 981-7368.

_____________________     ___________________________________________ 
        Date                                    Property Owner/Manager


(E) 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.

(F) 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.

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

(1) 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

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

(3) 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

(4) has failed to bring the rental unit 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

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

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

(H) 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, 1993 for which the landlord fails to register.

(I) A landlord who is ineligible to raise rents under this general adjustment for an entire calendar year shall be able to raise rents under this adjustment in future years upon compliance with Board Regulation 1278 or 1278.5.


1117. ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT ORDER FOR 1995

(A) In accordance with Section 11 of the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance as amended and Board Regulation 1100, the Rent Stabilization Board hereby adjusts the 1995 Rent Ceilings upward by an amount equal to 1.5% of the 1994 Permanent Rent Ceilings, i.e., the rent ceilings exclusive of temporary increases in rent ceilings such as capital improvements, for all units covered by the Ordinance.

The 1995 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.

(B) Rent Ceilings adjusted pursuant to this Order may not be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.

(C) The adjustments granted by this Order shall become effective on January 1, 1995, provided the landlord is otherwise entitled to the adjustment pursuant to the provisions of the Ordinance and this Order.

(D) 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 be in the following form:


Thirty Day Notice of Rent Increase

This notice is provided pursuant to the 1995 Annual General Adjustment (AGA) Order of the Rent Stabilization Board.

Tenant's name:  ____________________________________________________

Street address: ____________________________________ Unit No. _________

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

The 1995 AGA Order adjusts rent ceilings upward by an amount equal to 1.5% of the 1994 Permanent Rent Ceiling, i.e., the lawful rent exclusive of any capital improvement or other temporary rent increases. 

Your rent will increase ________________ pursuant to the 1995 AGA 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, 2125 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., weekdays, 981-7368.

___________________       ____________________________________________
       Date                                  Property Owner/Manager


(E) 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.

(F) 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.

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

(1) 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

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

(3) 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

(4) has failed to bring the rental unit 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

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

(H) 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 October 1, 1994 for which the landlord fails to register.

(I) A landlord who is ineligible to raise rents under this general adjustment for an entire calendar year shall be able to raise rents under this adjustment in future years upon compliance with Board Regulation 1278 or 1278.5.


1118. ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT ORDER FOR 1996

(A) In accordance with Section 11 of the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance as amended and Board Regulation 1100, the Rent Stabilization Board hereby adjusts the 1996 Rent Ceilings (exclusive of temporary increases in rent ceilings such as capital improvements) upward by 1% of the 1995 Permanent Rent Ceilings, i.e., the rent ceilings exclusive of temporary increases, for all units covered by the Ordinance.

The 1996 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.

(B) Rent Ceilings adjusted pursuant to this Order may not be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.

(C) The adjustments granted by this Order shall become effective on January 1, 1996, provided the landlord is otherwise entitled to the adjustment pursuant to the provisions of the Ordinance and this Order.

(D) 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 be in the following form:


Thirty Day Notice of Rent Increase

This notice is provided pursuant to the 1996 Annual General Adjustment (AGA) Order of the Rent Stabilization Board.

Tenant's name:  ___________________________________________________

Street address: _____________________________________ Unit No. _______

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

[The 1996 AGA Order adjusts rent ceilings upward by an amount equal to 1% of the 1995 Permanent Rent Ceiling, i.e., the lawful rent exclusive of any capital improvement or other temporary rent increases. ] 

Your rent will increase ______________ pursuant to the 1996 AGA 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, 2125 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., weekdays, 981-7368.

____________________     _____________________________________________
        Date                                 Property Owner/Manager


(E) 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.

(F) 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.

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

(1) 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

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

(3) 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

(4) has failed to bring the rental unit 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

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

(H) 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 October 1, 1995 for which the landlord fails to register.

(I) A landlord who is ineligible to raise rents under this general adjustment for an entire calendar year shall be able to raise rents under this adjustment in future years upon compliance with Board Regulation 1278 or 1278.5.


1119. ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT ORDER FOR 1997

(A) In accordance with Section 11 of the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance as amended and Board Regulation 1100, the Rent Stabilization Board hereby adjusts the 1997 Rent Ceilings (exclusive of temporary increases in rent ceilings such as capital improvements) upward by 1.15% of the 1996 Permanent Rent Ceilings, i.e., the rent ceilings exclusive of temporary increases, for all units covered by the Ordinance.

The 1997 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.

(B) Rent Ceilings adjusted pursuant to this Order may not be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.

(C) The adjustments granted by this Order shall become effective on January 1, 1997, provided the landlord is otherwise entitled to the adjustment pursuant to the provisions of the Ordinance and this Order.

(D) 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 be in the following form:


Thirty Day Notice of Rent Increase

This notice is provided pursuant to the 1997 Annual General Adjustment (AGA) Order of the Rent Stabilization Board.

Tenant's name:  ______________________________________________________

Street address: _____________________________________ Unit No. _______

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

[The 1997 AGA Order adjusts rent ceilings upward by an amount equal to 1.15% of the 1996 Permanent Rent Ceiling, i.e., the lawful rent exclusive of any capital improvement or other temporary rent increases. ] 

Your rent will increase ______________ pursuant to the 1997 AGA 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, 2125 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., weekdays, (510)981-7368.

____________________      ____________________________________________
        Date                                  Property Owner/Manager


(E) 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.

(F) 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.

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

(1) 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

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

(3) 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

(4) has failed to bring the rental unit 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

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

(H) 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 October 1, 1995 for which the landlord fails to register.

(I) A landlord who is ineligible to raise rents under this general adjustment for an entire calendar year shall be able to raise rents under this adjustment in future years upon compliance with Board Regulation 1278 or 1278.5.


1120. ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT ORDER FOR 1998

(A) In accordance with Section 11 of the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance as amended and Board Regulation 1100, the Rent Stabilization Board hereby adjusts the 1997 Rent Ceilings (exclusive of temporary increases in rent ceilings such as capital improvements) upward by 0.8% of the 1997 Permanent Rent Ceilings, i.e., the rent ceilings exclusive of temporary increases, for all units covered by the Ordinance.

The 1998 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.

(B) Rent Ceilings adjusted pursuant to this Order may not be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.

(C) The adjustments granted by this Order shall become effective on January 1, 1998, provided the landlord is otherwise entitled to the adjustment pursuant to the provisions of the Ordinance and this Order.

(D) 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 be in the following form:


Thirty Day Notice of Rent Increase

This notice is provided pursuant to the 1998 Annual General Adjustment (AGA) Order of the Rent Stabilization Board.

Tenant's name:  ___________________________________________________

Street address: _____________________________________ Unit No. _______

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

[The 1998 AGA Order adjusts rent ceilings upward by an amount equal to 0.8% of the 1997 Permanent Rent Ceiling, i.e., the lawful rent exclusive of any capital improvement or other temporary rent increases. ] 

Your rent will increase ______________ pursuant to the 1998 AGA 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, 2125 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., weekdays, (510)981-7368.

____________________     _____________________________________________
        Date                                  Landlord/Manager


(E) 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.

(F) 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.

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

(1) 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

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

(3) 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

(4) has failed to bring the rental unit 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

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

(H) 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 October 1, 1997 for which the landlord fails to register.

(I) A landlord who is ineligible to raise rents under this general adjustment for an entire calendar year shall be able to raise rents under this adjustment in future years upon compliance with Board Regulation 1278 or 1278.5


1121. ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT ORDER FOR 1999

(A) In accordance with Section 11 of the Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance as amended and Board Regulation 1100, the Rent Stabilization Board hereby adjusts the 1998 Rent Ceilings (exclusive of temporary increases in rent ceilings such as capital improvements) upward by 1% or $8.00, whichever is less, for all units covered by the Ordinance.

The 1999 Rent Ceiling is defined as the Base Rent Ceiling established in Section 10 of the Ordinance, or, if the tenancy began on or after January 1, 1996, the Initial Rent as defined in the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act (Civil Code 1954.50 et seq.), plus any adjustment of the Base Rent Ceiling or Initial Rent granted by the Board.

(B) Rent Ceilings adjusted pursuant to this Order may not be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.

(C) The adjustments granted by this Order shall become effective on January 1, 1999, provided the landlord is otherwise entitled to the adjustment pursuant to the provisions of the Ordinance and this Order. The rent increase granted herein shall not apply to any initial rental rate set on a tenancy that begins on or after January 1, 1999 and which qualifies for establishing an initial rental rate pursuant to the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

(D) 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 be in the following form and contain the following information:


Thirty Day Notice of Rent Increase

This notice is provided pursuant to the 1999 Annual General Adjustment (AGA) Order of the Rent Stabilization Board.

Tenant's name:  _____________________________________________________

Street address:  ____________________________  Unit #    __________________

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

[The 1999 AGA Order adjusts the 1998 Lawful Rent Ceilings (exclusive of temporary increases) by 1% or $8.00, whichever is less.] 

Your rent will increase $_____________  pursuant to the 1999 AGA 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.)

NOTICE: Landlords may not evict tenants except for good cause after legal notice as provided in the Rent Stabilization Ordinance.  The mere expiration of the lease does not automatically terminate a tenancy under the Berkeley Ordinance. 

Advice concerning this Notice and the rental history of the unit is available from the Rent Stabilization Board, 2125 Milvia St.,  Berkeley, CA 94704, Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and Wed.  10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., (510) 644-6128.

________________    _________________________________ 
Date                                Landlord/Manager


(E) 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.

(F) 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.

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

(1) 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, including the requirement to file a vacancy registration form at the beginning of a new tenancy commencing on or after January 1, 1996 ; or

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

(3) 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

(4) has failed to bring the rental unit 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

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

(H) 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 October 1, 1998 for which the landlord fails to register.

(I) A landlord who is ineligible to raise rents under this general adjustment for an entire calendar year shall be able to raise rents under this adjustment in future years upon compliance with Board Regulation 1278 or 1278.5.


1122 Annual General Adjustment Order for 2000 

1123 Annual General Adjustment Order for 2001

1124 Annual General Adjustment Order for 2002

1125 Annual General Adjustment Order for 2003

1126 Annual General Adjustment Order for 2004

1127 Annual General Adjustment Order for 2005

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