July 2018 News for Berkeley Property Owners & Housing Providers

Member Meeting & Workshop

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. John's Presbyterian Church (2727 College Ave, parking in church lot available)

TOPIC: Maintenace- Plan, Protect and Prevent! 

Come hear from a panel of subject matter experts!

9:30 am - Refreshments & 10:00 am - Meeting & Workshop

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  FY 2018-2019 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
 ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE OF $250 PER UNIT IS DUE MONDAY, JULY 2, 2018.

The Rent Stabilization Ordinance requires that payments not received in the Rent Board Office or postmarked by the due date be assessed a 100% penalty.Rental units must be properly registered in order to take rent increases and/or evict tenants. If you have any questions about the registration status of your property, please contact the Rent Board at (510) 981-7368 and ask for the Registration Unit.

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

2017 Annual General Adjustment

Each year, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board adopts the Annual General Adjustment (AGA). For the year 2018, eligible landlords are permitted to increase the 2017 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.

Legal Eye

INTEREST ON SECURITY DEPOSIT DUE TO TENANTS BY JANUARY 10, 2018!

Once a year in December, the landlord shall return to each tenant the amount of interest accrued by the tenant’s security deposit through October 31 of that year either as a rent rebate or cash payment (Regulation 702.) The interest rates for the December refund of security deposit interest can be found at the Rent Board's Security Deposit Interest Information and Calculator page.

 

BEDBUG ADDENDUM NOTIFICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 1, 2018!

On and after July 1, 2017, prior to creating a new tenancy for a dwelling unit, a landlord shall provide a written notice to tenants about bedbugs. This notice shall be provided to all other tenants by January 1, 2018. The notice shall be in at least 10-point type and must include bedbug identification, prevention and state resources. Check out our Bedbug Addendum in the Members Section under Forms Library/Rental Attachments.

Did you know that Berkeley has a Non-Smoking Ordinance? 
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