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Guide to Rent Control

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


The Guide to Berkeley’s Rent Stabilization Program – Rent Control & Eviction Protection has been updated for 2018. The link provided below is to a PDF copy of the published version.  You may obtain a copy of the printed version by calling the Rent Board Offices at 510-981-7368.

Guide to Berkeley's Rent Stabilization Program – Rent Control & Eviction Protection – 2018 Edition (PDF file)  

The 2010 edition of the Guide to Rent Control is also avaliable in Spanish at www.cityofberkeley.info/rent/español


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. On our website (www.cityofberkeley.info/rent) go to Other Sources for listings of other organizations and resources for help resolving these kinds of problems.

You may obtain a printed copy of the Guide to Rent Control by calling the Rent Stabilization Board offices at 510-981-7368 or by e-mailing rent@cityofberkeley.info.


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

 

 

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