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Legal • April 25, 2009

soft story notice to tenants

Notice to Tenants re: Soft Story Building

This is to notify you that the building at

____________________________________, Berkeley,

California is on the City of Berkeley’s Inventory of Potentially Hazardous Soft

Story Buildingsand may constitute a severe threat to life safety in the event of an earthquake ofmoderate to highmagnitude.

This notice is required by Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 19.39.

This chapter alsorequires that the building be analyzed by a civil or structural to determine its seismicvulnerability.

For purposes of the program, soft story buildings are those buildings

constructed prior to 1997,containing at least five residential units and typically having tuck-under parking or a store front on the first floor.

If you have any questions about the law, please contact ______________ the

project manager:

by phone at_________________,

by e-mail at _____________________,

For questions about this particular building, please contact:


(Name of owner or manager and how to contact)


signature of owner) (date) (print name)

by mail at__________________________.


Proof of service

(Return signed copy to 2118 Milvia Street)

On ___________________________ I delivered the above notice by:



Placing it in the mail of the United States Postal Service addressed as


_________________________________________ _________________

(signature of server) (date)



Personally delivering it to:


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