March 2019 News for Berkeley Property Owners & Housing Providers
Member Meeting & Workshop
Monday, March 25, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm
(Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St, 3rd Floor)
Rental Housing Safety Program Presentation & Discussion
Speaker: Jenny McNulty, Resilient Buildings Program Manager
Come meet with the new manager of the Rental Housing Safety Program. She and the Executive Director of the BRHC & BPOA will be presenting proposed changes to the program, as well as soliciting feedback from owners on these changes.
LEGISLATIVE DAY - JOIN US!
Join other small rental housing providers across the state, for a day of meetings with your state legislators. You'll have short conversations with key representatives, telling them about your experience and concerns in owning rental housing in California. We will help to guide you on talking points and points of interest to the elected officials. Learn more and register to attend by clicking here.
April 2 & 3, 2019
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!
MEMBER MEETING & WORKSHOP
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:00-11:30 am
TOPIC: View from an Eviction Jury Trial, Michael Shepherd, Attorney
Come hear the trials and tribulations of an eviction trial through the eyes of an expert attorney. We'll talk about how an eviction trials works and what pitfalls to avoid when it comes to evictions.
St. Johns Presbyterian Church,
2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
9:30 am Refreshments, 10:00 am Meeting and Workshop
Parking Available in the Church lot
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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