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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:

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SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS: On Wednesday, December 14, 2016 the Rent Board will open an hour later due to a staff event.  Office hours that day will be 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm.

Berkeley Rent Board joins chorus of elected officials in condemning violence and hate speech against Muslims and other vulnerable groups.  Read the press release and the adopted resolution.

THE 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT (AGA) IS 1.8% - visit the 2017 AGA page for more information. 2016 Security Deposit Interest Annual Refund is 0.1%

OUR WEBSITE REDESIGN - We want to hear from you! Visit our Redesign Overview Page for more information and a chance to give us your feedback.

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR FALL 2016 NEWSLETTER Highlights include increased renter protections on November ballot, four open Rent Board seats, and improved online services!

NEW TENANT BUYOUT ORDINANCE - Effective April 30, 2016, the City of Berkeley has enacted new rights and obligations to tenants and landlords entering into "buyout" agreements.

MOVING IN OR MOVING OUT? Review our Move In/Move Out Guide. Students new to Berkeley should also visit the Renting in Berkeley 101 page.

TENANT ELIGIBILITY FOR 2016 REGISTRATION FEE PASS-THROUGH REIMBURSEMENT - for qualifying tenancies that commenced prior to January 1, 1999.

NEW MOLD LEGISLATION - Senate Bill 655 deems visible mold growth that is not minor, to be a "substandard condition" and thus a potential housing code violation.


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


• 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 or at 510-981-RENT (7368) -- see our office hours at the top of this page. 

Translation:  We speak Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin.

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