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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board


To assist landlords and tenants in situations involving partial tenancy turnover, the Berkeley Rent Board has drafted a Lease Addendum for subtenants and landlords to sign. 

The Lease Addendum clarifies that tenants who move into rental units during an existing tenancy are not original tenants and only have the right to the current controlled rent until the last original tenant permanently vacates the unit.  The Lease Addendum clarifies that the landlord may raise the rent without limitation on all remaining tenants after the last original tenant permanently vacates as is permitted by state and local law.

Sublease Addendum language (PDF)

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