2013 ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT ADOPTED - At its regular meeting on October 15, 2012, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board adopted the Annual General Adjustment (AGA) Order for Year 2013 which will allow eligible landlords to increase the 2012 permanent rent ceilings by 1.7%.

The 2013 AGA of 1.7% represents 65% of the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers in the Bay Area during the period from July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012, which was 2.6% as posted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 65% of CPI formula was approved by the voters in the November 2004 general municipal election.

The 2013 AGA may not be charged to tenants whose tenancy began on or after January 1, 2012, and who had their rents set pursuant to the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. The Order also sets forth the conditions for qualifying for this rent increase and the notice that must be given to tenants in order to raise the rent. The full text of the regulation and Order may be viewed in the Rent Board office at 2125 Milvia Street or at If you have any questions, you may contact a Rent Board Housing Counselor at 510-981-RENT (981-7368).

Jay Kelekian
Executive Director
October 16, 2012 

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October 15, 2012 Staff Report 2013 General Annual Adjustment

Regulation 1135 - 2013 Annual General Adjustment Order

Resolution 12-18 Confirming the 2013 Annual General Adjustment of 1.7%

2013 Annual General Adjustment 30-Day Notice of Rent Increase

2013 Annual General Adjustment Calculator

Letter to Landlords

Letter to Tenants

Important AGA 2013 Information   
AGA Good Cause Required for Eviction

List of Annual General Adjustments

Landlords: Are the tenancies at your property properly recorded with the Rent Board?

2012 AGA Information