July 2014 News for Berkeley Property Owners & Housing Providers

 Members Meeting and Workshop
Saturday , August 2nd

 This is the workshop you have been waiting for!
Managing "Problematic" Tenant Situations

Nick Traylor, Rent Board manager and Barbara Lipson from SEEDS will address the problem tenant with conflict resolution and best business practice.

 9:30am Refreshments10:00Am Meeting and Workshop
St. John's Presbyterian Church2727 College Avenue, Berkeley 94705
Free and all are welcome


SAVE THE DATE!
SEPTEMBER 17TH, 6:00PM

ILLEGAL UNITS
....everything you want to know, but were afraid to ask!
check the calendar for details
free for BPOA members

 


 The New Non-Smoking Brochure and
Lease addendum are available
on line for our members in our
 
Form Library 

 CLICK HERE FOR THE "NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR GUIDE"

Link Here for a Guide to Fees Due
&

 THE ALAMEDA COUNTY GRAND JURY HAS ISSUED A REPORT EXCORIATING THE BERKELEY RENT STABILIZATION BOARD....(and the League of Women Voters Agree!)

 Click for the full report: HERE
It begins on page 63 and runs to page 74.


The Report concludes with the following recommendations:

 

  • Recommendation 12-10:
    The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board must reduce the high rental unit registration fees.
  • Recommendation 12-11:
    The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board must allow landlords to pass through a larger proportion of the registration fee to tenants.
  • Recommendation 12-12:
    The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board must ask the city of Berkeley Human Resources Department for a thorough position-control audit to evaluate the number of staff, the classifications and workload.
  • Recommendation 12-13:
    The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board must ask the city Human Resources department to provide more comprehensive salary comparisons regularly and use them in setting salaries and benefits, including those of the executive director and the board members.

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EVENTS

August 02
conflict resolution with Berkeley tenants

September 17
Illegal Units...Everything you Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask

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The Forms You Need

One of the advantages of being a member of BPOA is having access to a wide array of useful forms, some of which have been created just for our members. For example, The BPOA RENTAL AGREEMENT F09 is specific to Berkeley and includes lead, asbestos and sex offender language. You can view the complete list of available forms here, but only members can download.

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