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Rent Stabilization Board
2125 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-7368, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-4910
Office Hours: M,Tu,Th,F 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Wed 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Email: rent@cityofberkeley.info

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  NEWS & INFORMATION

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS: on Wednesday, December 18, the Rent Board will open an hour later due to a staff event.  Office hours that day will be 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

On October 17, the Rent Stabilization Board adopted the 2020 AGA of 2.1%.  See our AGA page for more information. 

At its October 2019 Regular Meeting, the Rent Stabilization Board approved increases to the Owner Move-in and Ellis Act relocation assistance payments that will go into effect on January 1, 2020.   

What is Rent Control? And How Does It Affect Me?

  HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? 

• Know Your Rights & Responsibilities as a Landlord or Tenant

Register Your Residential Rental Unit

• Check Your Unit’s Rent Ceiling

• Understand Lawful Rent Increases (including AGAs)

• Understand the Eviction Process in Berkeley

• File a Petition and Understand the Hearings Process

Mediate Landlord-Tenant Issues

• Calculate Interest on Security Deposits

For questions or more information, contact a Rent Board Housing Counselor at rent@cityofberkeley.info or at 510-981-RENT (7368) -- see our office hours at the top of this page. 

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Rent Stabilization Board, 2125 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: rent@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-7368
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903
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