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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

REGULATIONS OF
THE BERKELEY RENT STABILIZATION BOARD

Regulations of the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board apply ONLY to rental units within the city of Berkeley, California

 New Laws and Regulations Affecting Rental Properties

Rent Board Regulation Changes Archive

Please note: While every effort is made to post current and correct information on this web site, these documents may not reflect revisions or corrections which occurred prior to their official publication.  Please contact the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board offices if you have any questions.  

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Chapters 1 - 2  (RESERVED)

Chapter 3           PURPOSE

Chapter 4           DEFINITIONS

Chapter 5           APPLICABILITY

Chapter 6           RENT STABILIZATION BOARD

Chapter 7           SECURITY DEPOSITS

Chapter 8           RENT REGISTRATION

Chapter 9           USE AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD (RESERVED--REFERENCE TO REGULATION 830)

Chapter 10         ESTABLISHMENT OF BASE RENT CEILING AND POSTING

Chapter 11         ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENTS OF RENT CEILINGS

Chapter 12         INDIVIDUAL ADJUSTMENTS OF RENT CEILINGS

Chapter 13           GOOD CAUSE REQUIRED FOR EVICTION

Chapter 14        RETALIATION PROHIBITED (RESERVED)

Chapter 15          REMEDIES

Chapter 16        PARTIAL INVALIDITY (RESERVED)

Chapter 17        NONWAIVERABILITY (RESERVED)

Chapter 18         JUDICIAL REVIEW

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