Berkeley’s Golden Duplex Rule

Berkeley is one of the few cities in California with rent control and eviction control ordinances. These ordinances apply to most multi-family properties except in a few special cases.

  • Properties built after June 1980 are exempt from rent and eviction control
  • Duplexes that were owner-occupied on December 31st 1979 and are currently owner occupied are exempt from rent and eviction control

In the following video I share more about the ins-and-outs of the Golden Duplex law and teach you how to find out if a Berkeley duplex is considered Golden.

Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and this is not legal advice. All information must be verified by an attorney familiar with Berkeley’s rent and eviction control ordinances. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need the name of a good attorney!

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