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2021 WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS FOR LANDLORDS AND/OR TENANTS


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All workshops and webinars are FREE.  

All in-person workshops and seminars have been cancelled per COVID-19 Health and Shelter-in-Place Orders

NEW! If you missed any of our latest webinars, you can watch the captioned video by clicking on the links in the PAST WEBINAR VIDEOS section below.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Security Deposits: Rights and Responsibilities **Click Here to Register**
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: This is an Online Event
This web seminar is designed for Berkeley tenants and landlords. We will cover how to comply with local and state laws regarding security deposits, including the use of security deposits; security deposit interest; and resolving security deposit disputes.
 

 PAST WEBINAR VIDEOS

Evictions in Berkeley
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Location: Virtual Event
Facilitated by a Rent Board staff attorney; this webinar is a must for any landlord who wants to understand evictions in Berkeley. This webinar will cover state and local eviction laws, including the Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance and owner move-in evictions.   

Landlord 101 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Location: Virtual Event

Are you a new landlord or are you considering purchasing rental property in Berkeley? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities, including rent control guidelines, tenant screening, repair issues, and security deposits.

Lease-Breaking Webinar 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Virtual Event
Landlords and tenants have important rights and responsibilities in a lease breaking scenario. Join us for an overview of the relevant laws and best practices when a tenant needs to break a lease.
 
Rent Board Registration 101/Registering your Berkeley Rental Property Webinar
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Virtual Event
Registering a rental unit in Berkeley includes paying a registration fee, updating tenancy information and more. This webinar with our Registration staff will help landlords understand our online registration portal, the registration process and important forms and deadlines related to this process.

Measure MM Webinar

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Virtual Event

Berkeley voters passed Measure MM in the November 2020 election. Join us for an overview of how this measure impacts registration, rights, and responsibilities for both landlords and tenants.


Buying and Selling Rental Property in Berkeley Webinar
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 
Location: Virtual Event
This webinar is designed to give all property sale stakeholders (landlords, tenants, and realtors) an understanding of their rights and responsibilities related to property sale. Topics will include showing rental units, transfers of leases and security deposits, buyout agreements and more.
  

Security Deposits: Rights and Responsibilities Webinar
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Location: Virtual Event
This web seminar is designed for Berkeley tenants and landlords. We will cover how to comply with local and state laws regarding security deposits, including the use of security deposits; security deposit interest; and resolving security deposit disputes.

 
COVID-19 Update Webinar 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Virtual Event 

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, the Governor and the Berkeley City Council have taken important steps to protect public health and prevent further transmission of COVID-19 by avoiding unnecessary displacement and homelessness.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Virtual event

Are you a new tenant or landlord in Berkeley? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the Berkeley Rent Ordinance. Topics include rent levels and rent control, housing services, and security deposits. 
  
Security Deposit: Rights and Responsibilities 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 
Location: Virtual event
This web seminar is designed for Berkeley tenants and landlords. We will cover how to comply with local and state laws regarding security deposits, including the use of security deposits; security deposit interest; and resolving security deposit disputes.
 
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