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2009 ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT ADOPTED - At its regular meeting on October 20, 2008, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board adopted the Annual General Adjustment (AGA) Order for Year 2009, which will allow eligible landlords to increase the 2008 permanent rent ceilings by 2.7%.  The 2009 AGA of 2.7% represents 65% of the increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers in the Bay Area during the 2007 fiscal year, which was 4.191% as posted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in July 2008.  The 65% of CPI formula was approved by the voters at November 2004 general municipal election. 

The 2009 AGA may not be charged to tenants whose tenancy began on or after January 1, 2008, 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 Jay Kelekian at 981-7368.

Jay Kelekian
Executive Director
October 22, 2008

Press Release Regarding 2009 Annual General Adjustment [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

October 20, 2008 Staff Report: 2009 Annual General Adjustment [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader] 

Regulation 1131: Annual General Adjustment Order for 2009

Resolution 08-17 Confirming the 2009 AGA of 2.7% [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

2009 Annual General Adjustment 30-Day Notice of Rent Increase [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

November 13, 2008, Letter to Landlords [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader] 

November 19, 2008, Letter to Tenants [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader] 

Important Information for Landlords and Tenants [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader] 

Good Cause Required for Eviction [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader] 

List of Annual General Adjustments

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

2008 AGA Information
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