September 2018 News for Berkeley Property Owners & Housing Providers
TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW - THIS INITIATIVE IS BAD FOR HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS!
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 Rights - you 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 In - Want to move back into your home? Be prepared to pay relocation fees of up to $20,000 per hosuehold!
Tenants Have Free Legal Help - Courtesy 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!
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
Member Meeting & Workshop
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm (networking, workshop starts at 6:00 pm) at St. John's Presbyterian Church
(2727 College Ave, parking in church lot available)
"Evictions & Other Legal Traps"
Speaker: Ben Holl, Holl Law & Mediation
- Berkeley evictions & how best to avoid them
- The pitfalls & legal traps you should be aware of
- What the Tenant Protection Ordinance means for you
- The latest on enhanced insurance requirements
- And much, much more!
We want to hear from you: do you have an important question that you would like answered? Or a topic to be discussed? Email email@example.com and let us know.
5:30 pm - Refreshments & 6:00 pm - Meeting & Workshop
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
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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.
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