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2020 WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS FOR LANDLORDS AND/OR TENANTS


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All workshops and seminars are FREE.  

All in-person workshops and seminars have been cancelled per COVID-19 Health and Shelter-in-Place Orders. Please check back for updates about future "virtual" workshops for landlords and tenants using remote technology.

Rental Housing & COVID-19: A Webinar **Click Here to Register**
Wednesday, July 15th 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: This is an Online 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. In this webinar, we will go over these rules and regulations at the state and local level. 

 

Berkeley Landlord 101 Workshop  **Click Here to Register**
Tuesday, September 22nd 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  
Location: Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, 3rd Floor, Community Room
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.

 


 PAST EVENTS

 

Berkeley Landlord 101 Workshop   CANCELLED
Tuesday, May 12th 
Location: Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, 3rd Floor, Community Room

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.

Tenant Rights in Berkeley 101  CANCELLED
Tuesday, April 21st
Location: Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, 3rd Floor, Community Room
This workshop provides a crash course on tenant rights in Berkeley. Join us to discuss rent regulation & eviction protections, security deposits, repair issues & remedies for addressing disputes.

CANCELLED Special Workshop for Long-Term Tenants***
Tuesday, March 10th   
Location: Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, 3rd Floor, Community Room
This workshop is facilitated by Rent Board Housing Counselors and includes Q and A with local housing attorneys. We will provide an overview of tenant rights with an emphasis on the specific rights and responsibilities of long-term tenants. We will discuss rent regulation and eviction protections, responding to harassment, and how to ensure that you have safe and habitable housing.

***In an abundance of caution, the Rent Board has cancelled the March 10 Long-term Tenant Workshop in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  It will be rescheduled at a later date. 

Evictions in Berkeley: A Workshop for Landlords
DATE CHANGE: Tuesday, February 18th
Location: Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, 3rd Floor, Community Room

Facilitated by a Rent Board staff attorney, this seminar is a must for any landlord who wants to understand evictions in Berkeley. This workshop will cover state and Berkeley-specific eviction laws, including the Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance and owner move-in evictions.
   
Berkeley Landlord 101 Workshop
  
Tuesday, January 14th 
Location: Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, 3rd Floor, Community Room
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.
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