June 2019 News for Berkeley Property Owners & Housing Providers

MEMBER MEETING & WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm

TOPIC: State of the State: Rent Regulation Updates in Berkeley & California

Krista Gulbransen, Executive Director

There is a lot going on in both the Berkeley and California legislative landscape. Every day, politicians are making decisions about how they think you should do business. Come hear what's on the horizon and what's already here. There will be time for questions and answers too! 

St. John's Presbyterian Church

2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
5:30 pm Refreshments, 6:00 pm Meeting and Workshop

Legislative News

LOBBYING AT THE STATE CAPITOL

In April, BPOA joined other small rental housing providers across the state for a day of meetings with state legislators. We had short conversations with key representatives, telling them about our experience and concerns in owning rental housing in California. Thanks to our lobbying firm Capitol Advocacy, we were able to meet with over 30 different legislators ahead of some important rental housing bills. 

Watch a short video of our day at the Capitol

 

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 control of your home than you know!

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

2019 Annual General Adjustment (Rent Increase)

Each year, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board adopts the Annual General Adjustment (AGA). For the year 2019, eligible landlords are permitted to increase the 2019 permanent rent ceiling by 2.5%. 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.

News & Research

The Latest News: Debunking Myths from the Rent Board

CASA (The Committee to House Bay Area) Compact, MTC's response to the Bay Area Housing Crisis, December, 2018 

Why We Need a New Conversation on Rent Control in California, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, UC Berkeley, May 2018

Rental Glut Sends Chill Through Hottest U.S. Rental Markets, September, 2018

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

Leases, Forms & More!

How complete is your lease package? Can you list all the state and local addendums required? Do you have the right lease that covers your for Berkeley?

Members always have access to our Forms Library You'll find everything you need to help guide you through renting your unit including leases, addendums, notices to tenants, guidance on problem issues, plus educational materials from previous workshops.

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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EVENTS

June 25
BPOA Board Meeting (members invited)

July 04
July 4-BPOA OFFICE CLOSED

July 06
NO MEMBER MEETING THIS MONTH

July 23
BPOA Board Meeting (members invited)

August 03
Monthly Member Meeting

August 27
BPOA Board Meeting (members invited)

September 02
Labor Day-BPOA OFFICE CLOSED

September 11
Monthly Member Meeting

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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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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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