NEWS & INFORMATION
THE 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT (AGA) IS 1.8% - visit the 2017 AGA page for more information. 2017 Security Deposit Interest is 0.1%
OUR WEBSITE REDESIGN - We want to hear from you! Visit our Redesign Overview Page for more information and a chance to give us your feedback.
TAKE A LOOK AT OUR FALL 2016 NEWSLETTER Highlights include increased renter protections on November ballot, four open Rent Board seats, and improved online services!NEW TENANT BUYOUT ORDINANCE - Effective April 30, 2016, the City of Berkeley has enacted new rights and obligations to tenants and landlords entering into "buyout" agreements.
MOVING IN OR MOVING OUT? Review our Move In/Move Out Guide. Students new to Berkeley should also visit the Renting in Berkeley 101 page.
TENANT ELIGIBILITY FOR 2016 REGISTRATION FEE PASS-THROUGH REIMBURSEMENT - for qualifying tenancies that commenced prior to January 1, 1999.
NEW MOLD LEGISLATION - Senate Bill 655 deems visible mold growth that is not minor, to be a "substandard condition" and thus a potential housing code violation.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
• Know Your Rights & Responsibilities as a Landlord or Tenant• Register Your Residential Rental Unit• Check Your Unit’s Rent Ceiling• Understand Lawful Rent Increases (including AGAs)• Understand the Eviction Process in Berkeley • File a Petition and Understand the Hearings Process• Mediate Landlord-Tenant Issues • Calculate Interest on Security Deposits
For questions or more information, contact a Rent Board Housing Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 510-981-RENT (7368) -- see our office hours at the top of this page.
Translation: We speak Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Se habla Español.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Oct. 21st @ 11amBudget & Personnel Committee
Oct. 21st @ 4:30pmOutreach Committee
Oct. 25th @ 6pmTenants' Rights Workshop
Oct. 26th @ 2-4pmFree Counseling at Cal
Nov. 2nd @ 2-4pmFree Counseling at Cal
Nov. 9th @ 2-4pmFree Counseling at Cal
Nov. 14th @ 7pmRent Stabilization Board Meeting
Nov. 16th @ 2-4pmFree Counseling at Cal
Nov. 17th @ 4pmResilience & Sustainability Committee
Nov. 19th @ 11amFree Saturday Counseling @ Library
Dec. 19th @ 4pmRent Stabilization Board Meeting