To assist landlords and tenants
in situations involving partial tenancy turnover, the Berkeley Rent Board has
drafted a Lease Addendum for subtenants and landlords to sign.
Addendum clarifies that tenants who move into rental units during an existing
tenancy are not original tenants and only have the right to the current
controlled rent until the last original tenant permanently vacates the
unit. The Lease Addendum clarifies that the landlord may raise the rent
without limitation on all remaining tenants after the last original tenant
permanently vacates as is permitted by state and local law.
Sublease Addendum language (PDF)