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Berkeley Rent Board Passes Rent Reduction Regulation

On Friday, April 3, 2020, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board passed an emergency resolution permitting landlords and tenants to negotiate a temporary rent reduction during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  The emergency regulation clarifies that under no circumstances will the lawful rent ceiling be reduced due to a temporary rent decrease during ...

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Owner Move-In Evictions Under the Berkeley Rent Ordinance

Under the Berkeley Rent Ordinance, landlords are permitted to terminate a tenancy to perform an owner move-in eviction or relative move-in eviction, which requires the owner or relative to reside in the unit as their principal residence following the eviction.  Despite being a lawful good cause eviction reason, the owner, ...

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Berkeley Security Deposit Interest

Astanehe Law's Berkeley Security Deposit Interest

The Berkeley Rent Ordinance requires landlords to pay tenants interest on their security deposits.  Berkeley Municipal Code § 13.76.070.  Most Berkeley tenants can expect a security deposit payment every December.  The Berkeley Security Deposit Interest law applies to nearly all residential tenancies in Berkeley, even tenants not covered by Berkeley ...

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Berkeley Rent Control

The Berkeley Rent Ordinance’s rent control protections (“Berkeley Rent Control”) keep Berkeley tenants housed by limiting rent increases to reasonable amounts.  For units protected by Berkeley Rent Control, the landlord is limited to annual increases set by the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board. The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board refers to these annual ...

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Berkeley Rent Board Increases Berkeley Rent Ordinance Relocation Payments for Berkeley Tenants in 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, the Berkeley Rent Board increased relocation assistance payments given to Berkeley tenants, where a landlord performs an owner move-in or Ellis Act evictions. The 3.2% increase set Berkeley Rent Ordinance relocation payments at: For Berkeley owner move-in evictions, Berkeley tenants are entitled to a $16,084 relocation ...

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