August 2018 News for Berkeley Property Owners & Housing Providers

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 bpoa@bpoa.org and let us know.

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

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2018 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 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.

  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

Did you know that Berkeley has a Non-Smoking Ordinance? 
The required lease addendum & brochure are available
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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.

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EVENTS

September 12
BPOA Meeting & Workshop: Wed. Sept 12th

October 06
BPOA Meeting & Workshop: Sat. Oct 6th

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

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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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