Tenant "Reference Kit"


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Security Deposit Information

Suggestions for Recovering Your Security Deposit
(includes form letter links)

Security Deposits
(Guide to Rent Control)

Regulations 701-706
(security deposits)

Notice of Right to Walk-through Inspection (vacating tenants)

Itemized Statement After Initial Walk-Through

Security Deposit Interest
Information & Calculators

Other Helpful Information

Tenant's Rights and

Notice to New Tenants

Landlord's Rights and Responsibilities

Habitability, Repairs & Inspections

Eviction Information

Owner/Family Move-in

CA State Law
Lease Requirements

California Department of Consumer Affairs
Landlord/Tenant Publications

Local Organizations Assisting Tenants

ASUC Renters Legal Assistance
(University of California)

Rent Board Workshops and Seminars

East Bay Community Law Center
Eviction Clinics and Tenant  Workshops

Housing Resources

Guide to Rent Control
in Berkeley

Berkeley Rental News
(newsletter of the
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board)

Rent Board Mailbag
(E-mail questions and Answers)