Resource & Community Links

Tenant Background & Credit Checks

Tenant Background Checks for both credit and criminal background. NOTE: in Berkeley you are no longer permitted to do criminal background checks on a prospective tenant (unless you are an owner-occupied duplex or triplex). You may run a background check for any civil lawsuits, but not for criminal ones. If you are permitted to run a background check, go to RentPrep Credit & Background Checks If you need a credit report only, please see: Experian Credit Report

Berkeley Rent Laws & Regulations

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board

Craig's List for Pricing Your Rental

Want to know how to price your rental? Go to Craig's List and look to find a comparable unit to see what you might charge for your rental. It is always recommended to price yours slightly under the competition, so that you are sure to draw attention! You can use the features of Craig's List to narrow down your competition by selecting number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, type of rental (i.e. SFR, duplex, multi-unit) and any additional features your rental might have.

Megans Law Offender Locator

start with the disclaimer link and move to the locator page.

Oakland Rent Laws & Regulations

Protect Your Family From Lead Pamphlet

For your tenants at time of move in

Rent Board FAQs

Over the years, the Berkeley Rent Board receives inquiries from tenants and landlords ranging from very specific concerns about individual units, to broader questions about rent control in general.

Small Property Owners of San Francisco

Rental Glut Sends Chill Through Hottest U.S. Rental Markets

An important discussion about the chilling effect of rent control on the housing market. September 7, 2018

Terner Center for Housing Innovation - Rent Control

Why we need a new conversation on rent control in California today. May, 2018, UC Berkeley

Electronic Waste Center with Free Pickup for Berkeley Residents

They take monitors/ TVs/ Computers/ cell phones/ printers/copiers/microwaves