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Marijuana, Emotional Support Animals & Other ADA Pitfalls
Marijuana, Emotional Support Animals & Other ADA Pitfalls

Marijuana, emotional support animals, and disability accommodations as it relates to rental housing. Continue Reading

04/15/2021


Landlord 101 Series: Advertising, Pricing & Choosing Tenants
Landlord 101 Series: Advertising, Pricing & Choosing Tenants

Renting your vacant unit by learning how to price, advertise and choose the right tenant. Continue Reading

03/25/2021


Landlord 101 Series: Who & What is Affected
Landlord 101 Series: Who & What is Affected

Which properties and units in Berkeley are subject to what laws, fees and regulations. Continue Reading

03/16/2021


Key Financial Data for 2021
Key Financial Data for 2021

Not sure what financial data you need for understanding tax items like the tax rate schedule, standard deductions and gift and estate tax credits? Use this document as your cheat sheet. Continue Reading

03/5/2021


Key Estate Planning Documents Needed
Key Estate Planning Documents Needed

Always wondered what you might need when it comes to planning your estate? Check out this Key Estate Planning document from Terry Allen of Enhance Wealth Advisors. Continue Reading

03/5/2021


Frequently Asked Questions SB 91
Frequently Asked Questions SB 91

Bill Summary and FAQs: Senate Bill 91– Extends Statewide Tenant Eviction Protections Through June 30, 2021 (From January 31, 2021 Per Expired Assembly Bill 3088) Rental Assistance Funding Q: When will the $2.6 billion of rental assistance be available? When can I and/or my tenants apply? A:... Continue Reading

02/24/2021


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

09/20/2020


​​​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

02/21/2020


Gentle and Effective with Hoarders

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Gentle and Effective with Hoarders

Dealing with hoarders and clutter-ers is a trial. We know. Here are some tips from Sam Sorokin at Premium Property Managements follow. Remember that hoarding is a mental/ emotional problem. The tenant probably knows that they have this problem.1.First step; approach gently and get an agreement... Continue Reading

11/2/2014


Normal Wear and Tear

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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

05/29/2013


More Information for those who house hoarders

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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

08/7/2012


Resources for Housing Hoarders

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Resources for Housing Hoarders

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

08/7/2012