January 2019 News for Berkeley Property Owners & Housing Providers

Member Meeting & Workshop

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at St. John's Presbyterian Church

(2727 College Ave, 9:30 am Refreshments & Networking, 10:00 am Meeting & Workshop)

"Investment Property Taxes: What You Need to Know for Filing Your Return"
Speaker: Kelly Creed, RINA

  • Best practices for invesment property deductions
  • What does the federal and California tax changes mean to your rental business?
  • Knowing what it means to be a "self-employed real estate professional"
  • The difference between repair deductions and capital improvement deductions

Come early to network with others and get your questions answered by experienced property owners! Contact us for more info.

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.

An Election Win

THANK YOU TO ALL, FOR HELPING TO DEFEAT THIS FLAWED INITIATIVE!   

Our battle is never over, but we intend to continue to push for reasonable and workable solutions to the housing shortage. Keep an eye out for updates on next steps and how you can help reach out to legislators to urge them to work with Governor Newsom for alternative solutions.

 

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!

 

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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

Did you know that Berkeley has a Non-Smoking Ordinance? 
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Some Tips on Helping Tenants
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EVENTS

February 02
Monthly Member Meeting

February 27
Capital Improvement Rent Increase Workshop

March 02
Monthly Member Meeting

April 06
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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