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1980 Berkeley Ordinance 5261 Protecting Tenants from Arbitrary Rent Increases and Evictions

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 1980
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Economic Justice, Housing
This ordinance regulates residential rent increases in the City of Berkeley and protects tenants from unwarranted rent increases and arbitrary, discriminatory, or retaliatory evictions, in order to help maintain the diversity of the Berkeley community and to ensure compliance with legal obligations relating to the rental of housing. It creates a Rent Stabilization Board, establishes a rent ceiling, requires landlord to register rental properties and pay interest on security deposits and requires good cause for eviction.

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