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Rent Stabilization Board
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Guide to Rent Control

Guide to Berkeley's Rent Stabilization Program –
Rent Control & Eviction Protection


The 2020 Guide to Berkeley’s Rent Stabilization Program – Rent Control & Eviction Protection has been updated with an insert explaining important changes for 2021. The link below is to a PDF copy of the Guide including the 2021 insert on the last page.  If you'd like a printed version, call the Rent Board Office at (510) 981-7368 or email us at rent@cityofberkeley.info

Guide to Berkeley's Rent Stabilization Program – Rent Control & Eviction Protection – 2020 Edition with 2021 Insert (PDF file)


This guide is published to help landlords, tenants, property managers, Realtors, and potential rental property owners understand how rent stabilization works in Berkeley. It explains the basic provisions of Berkeley’s rent control law and certain state laws relating to rental housing. The information in this guide is not a substitute for legal advice.

Generally, Berkeley’s rent control law governs: rent levels; changes to existing rent levels based on changes in space, services, number of occupants, or a rental unit’s condition; security deposit interest; and good causes to evict. The local law does not address many other aspects of landlord-tenant relationships, such as privacy rights and noise complaints. Our Other Sources web page has listings for other organizations and resources for help resolving these kinds of problems.


 

Text Version of the Guide to Berkeley's Rent Stabilization Program – Rent Control & Eviction Protection (2015 Edition)

 

 

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