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October 2020 Newsletter
October 2020 Newsletter

Portland Council Tightens Landlords' Duties; Bay Area Poll: Housing Crisis is Real, But...; The "Cancel Rent" Collective is Done Playing Nice; How COVID-19 Has Changed Landlording; Berkeley: COVID Housing Retention Grants; November Ballot Quick Card; Monthly Zoom Information for October Continue Reading

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Date posted10/1/2020


Frequently Asked Questions AB 3088
Frequently Asked Questions AB 3088

ASSEMBLY BILL 3088 - THE “TENANT, HOMEOWNER, AND SMALL LANDLORD RELIEF AND STABILIZATION ACT OF 2020” These frequently asked questions are provided under the advice of counsel. However, the City of Berkeley and the Rent Stabilization Board have not clarified how AB 3088 interacts with... Continue Reading

Date posted09/20/2020


​​​Berkeley Tenants Rights Plan Would Give Renters First Right to Buy Their Home
​​​Berkeley Tenants Rights Plan Would Give Renters First Right to Buy Their Home

​​​"Berkeley Tenants Rights Plan Would Give Renters First Right to Buy Their Home" San Francisco Chronicle, February 21, 2020, Sarah Ravini Continue Reading

Date posted02/21/2020


Normal Wear and Tear
Normal Wear and Tear

Question: What are some "Wear and Tear" Guidelines for Security Deposit Deductions? Answer: Examples of Normal Wear and Tear for which a Security Deposit should NOT be Kept * Minor chipped, peeling or worn paint* Rusty fixtures in kitchen or bathroom* Wear on carpets* “Bubbled” or... Continue Reading

Date posted05/29/2013


More Information for those who house hoarders
More Information for those who house hoarders

What is compulsive hoarding? Compulsive hoarding includes ALL three of the following: 1. A person collects and keeps a lot of items, even things that appear useless or of little value to most people, and2. These items clutter the living spaces and keep the person from using their rooms as they... Continue Reading

Date posted08/7/2012


Resources for Housing Hoarders
Resources for Housing Hoarders

HOARDING RESOURCES Self Help http://www.ocfoundation.org/hoarding/self_help.aspx#buried http://www.clutterersanonymous.net/ Legal Rights http://www.mentalhealthsf.org/library/mental_health_topics/rights.php Removal and... Continue Reading

Date posted08/7/2012


Soft Story Notice to Post
Soft Story Notice to Post

Earthquake Warning: This is a soft story building with a soft, weak, or open front ground floor. You may not be safe inside or near such buildings during an earthquake. Continue Reading

Date posted04/25/2009


Soft Story Notice to Tenants
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 Buildings and may constitute a severe threat to life safety in the event... Continue Reading

Date posted04/25/2009


Californians for Property Rights Protection
Californians for Property Rights Protection

Californians for Property Rights Protection (CPRP) is a coalition of homeowners, family farmers, small business owners, and other property owners (small and large) led by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, California Farm Bureau Federation, and The California Alliance to Protect Private... Continue Reading

Date posted10/31/2007


The Condo Conversion Initiative: Fact Sheet
The Condo Conversion Initiative: Fact Sheet

WHAT DOES THE MEASURE DO? Empowers tenants to buy their own homes at a substantial discount. Protects tenants from uncontrolled TIC conversions and Ellis Act evictions Provides new revenues to the City for maintaining and expanding its affordable housing programs. Restores balance to our City: ... Continue Reading

Date posted06/6/2006


Is This the Future of Rent Control?
Is This the Future of Rent Control?

[President's Message, September 2005] Rent control in Berkeley is a rapidly turning into a relic. With each passing day and each new vacancy, a smaller and smaller number of apartments are subject to the strictest form of control. New construction is everywhere, and not a single unit is... Continue Reading

Date posted09/1/2005