December 2014 News for Berkeley Property Owners & Housing Providers

Happy Holidays!
next Members Meeting will be January 10th, 2015

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An Open Letter to the Rent Board
by Michael St. John

 

Too Much Stuff? Some Tips on Helping Tenants who Hoard

 

EBMUD


Free stuff to help you manage your water usage!

 The New Non-Smoking Brochure and
Lease addendum are available
on line for our members in our  

Form Library 

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE "NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR GUIDE"

 New at landlording in Berkeley?
Link Here for a Guide to Fees Due
&
 THE ALAMEDA COUNTY GRAND JURY HAS ISSUED A REPORT EXCORIATING THE BERKELEY RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
....(
and the League of Women Voters Agree!)

 Click for the full report:

HERE
It begins on page 63 and runs to page 74.

 

 


The Report concludes with the following recommendations:

  •  Recommendation 12-10:

        The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board must reduce the high rental unit registration   fees.

  • Recommendation 12-11:
    The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board must allow landlords to pass through a larger proportion of the registration fee to tenants.
  • Recommendation 12-12:
    The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board must ask the city of Berkeley Human Resources Department for a thorough position-control audit to evaluate the number of staff, the classifications and workload.
  • Recommendation 12-13:
    The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board must ask the city Human Resources department to provide more comprehensive salary comparisons regularly and use them in setting salaries and benefits, including those of the executive director and the board members.

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