Tag: tenants rights

Help! I Need Somebody.

Want to know more about your tenants rights in general? The Rent Board made a video that is a good place to start: http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Rent_Stabilization_Board/Home/Videos.aspx Want to get some emotional support, make the next renters able to defeat the landlord you

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Tenant Convention Sunday!

The 2016 Rent Board Convention to select a pro-tenant slate for the elected Rent Board will be held on April 24th – THIS SUNDAY! – at the South Berkeley Senior Center on Ellis at Ashby. The gathering is sponsored this

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ORGANIZE!

Your Berkeley Tenants Union’s quarterly members meeting will be March 30th. It is open to all members, and you can join BTU at the meeting if you are willing to sign our member pledge. Contact us for more information. The

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UC’s Tenants Rights Week

Students Can’t Afford Housing at $1,500 per Room “A graduate of Hunter College in New York City, Sliwowski said that the two-bedroom apartment he had rented in the notoriously competitive Manhattan housing market as an undergraduate cost him and his

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Arreguin Tries to Protect Tenants from Evictions for Smoking

Berkeley City Council may finalize the law making it illegal to smoke in any multi-unit building in Berkeley on Tuesday December 3. Councilman Arreguin is making one more attempt to ensure the new law treats owners and renters equally. His

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Berkeley to Pass Law for Evicting Smokers

On October 1, City Council rejected the long process between the Rent Board and the Health Commission and decided to draft new antismoking legislation on the fly. Staff has to come back with actual language, but it is very likely

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Smoking Law to City Council Tuesday October 1

The Berkeley Tenants Union has no position on the emerging legislation to make cigarette smoking illegal in all multiunit buildings in Berkeley. This hot issue pits neighbor against neighbor, especially since the City Council’s draft only has one enforcement mechanism:

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