October 2018 News for Berkeley Property Owners & Housing Providers

2018 Election

TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW - THIS INITIATIVE IS BAD FOR HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS!   

www.Prop10Flaws.com

Prop 10, the so-called "Affordable Housing Act" is anything but! Don't be fooled, Prop 10 will make California's housing crisis worse. It has too many flaws!

 

ALLOWS REGULATION OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES

Government will dictate pricing for privately owned single-family homes, controlling how much you can charge for rent.

ADDS TENS OF MILLIONS IN NEW COSTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Will increase costs for local governments by millions of dollars per year and cost the state millions more in lost revenue -- putting funds for vital state services at risk.

DRIVES UP THE COST OF EXISTING HOUSING

New fees and regulations will give homeowners a huge financial incentive to convert rental properties to other uses. It will increase the cost of existing housing and make it even harder for renters to find an affordable place to live.

Donate Now to Save Your Rights as a Property Owner! www.Prop10Flaws.com

Renting Out Your House

ARE YOU AN OWNER RENTING OUT YOUR SINGLE FAMILY HOME?

If you're renting out your single family home, you too are a landlord and are subject to rent regulations in Berkeley. Many owners don't realize the risk they take when renting out their home. Whether it's for 9 months or long-term, there are things you can't afford not to know. Your tenant has more ownership and control of your home than you know!

 

Your Tenant Has Rightsyou are subject to eviction controls which means you can only evict a tenant for one of 12 "good causes." The end of a lease does NOT mean you can evict them.

It Will Cost You $15,000-$20,000 to Move Back InWant to move back into your home? Be prepared to pay relocation fees of up to $20,000 per hosuehold!

Tenants Have Free Legal HelpCourtesy of the Berkeley Rent Board, your tenant has free eviction defense help. You have none. Be prepared to pay thousands in legal fees should an issue with your tenant arise.

 

BECOME A MEMBER & GET ACCESS TO IMPORTANT FORMS AND INFORMATION!

Member Meeting & Workshop

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at St. John's Presbyterian Church

(2727 College Ave, parking in church lot available)

"The Election is Over. Now What?"
Speaker: Krista Gulbransen, Executive Director

  • Prepare for 2019 by learning about what comes next for housing providers
  • Hear an update on the results of the election and how they impact your business
  • Get answers to your burning quesitons!

We want to hear from you: do you have an important question that you would like answered? Or a topic to be discussed? Email bpoa@bpoa.org and let us know.

5:30 pm - Refreshments & 6:00 pm - Meeting & Workshop

RSVP NOW

 

BPOA Annual Dinner

 

Annual Member Dinner

An evening of good food, good company and celebration!

December 13th - starting at 6:00 pm at Neyborly, 2043 San Pablo (@ University) 

Email us to RSVP

$45 per person (includes beer & wine)

News & Research

The Latest News: Debunking Myths from the Rent Board

Why We Need a New Conversation on Rent Control in California, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, UC Berkeley

Rental Glut Sends Chill Through Hottest U.S. Rental Markets

2018 Annual General Adjustment (Rent Increase)

Each year, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board adopts the Annual General Adjustment (AGA). For the year 2018, eligible landlords are permitted to increase the 2018 permanent rent ceiling by 2.3%. This represents 65% of the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers in the Bay Area. For more information, click here.

REQUIRED NOTICE: TENANT PROTECTION ORDINANCE

In March 2017, the City Council adopted the Tenant Protection Ordinance, Berkeley Municipal Code 13.79.060, to prohibit illegal evictions through the use of fraudulent and/or misleading representations, intimidating conduct, and coercive conduct.

The disclosure notice is required to be provided at the inception of any tenancy beginning after April 2017, and must be included with any eviction notice (This includes a 3-Day Notice). Failure to include this notice is a defense to unlawful detainer (eviction). Download the notice from the forms library and send it to ALL of your tenants TODAY! 

Note:Please also find a Proof of Service in the forms libary

Did you know that Berkeley has a Non-Smoking Ordinance? 
The required lease addendum & brochure are available
online for members in our  
Forms Library

If you are not a member yet and would like to see a list of BPOA-maintained forms along with brief descriptions, you can do so here.

Too Much Stuff?
Some Tips on Helping Tenants
Who Hoard

help for low income landlords

Low Income Landlords? 

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EVENTS

November 06
BPOA Meeting & Workshop: Wed. Nov. 6th

December 13
BPOA Holiday Dinner: Thurs. Dec 13th

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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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BPOA Monthly Newsletter

Another advantage of being a member of BPOA is that you will receive our monthly print newsletter. From news and political reports to articles and advice, we cover the state and local issues you need to know about as a housing provider in Berkeley.
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