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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

The Rent Board Mailbag
Frequently Asked Questions

Each week, the Berkeley Rent Board receives over 300 inquiries from tenants and landlords ranging from very specific concerns about individual units, to broader questions about rent control in general. Every inquiry receives a personal response.

Click on a topic below to read the contents of the mailbag.

Annual General Adjustments (and other rent increase notices)

Codes & Habitability

Eviction Issues


Landlord Rights & Responsibilities

Lease Issues

Mediation Services



Security Deposit

Separate Agreements


State Law


Tenant Rights & Responsibilities

Have a question about landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities?  Contact a housing counselor by email at, or call (510) 981-7368 (RENT).

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