If you are thinking about buying investment property in Berkeley you should probably get aquainted with the Rent Stabilization Board. On the third Saturday of each month they hold a counseling session for both landlords and renters. Its a free community service. Here is information as posted on the Berkeley Web site:
FREE SATURDAY COUNSELING
for Landlords and Tenants at
the Berkeley Central Library
Next Session: Saturday, January 16, 2010. Housing Counselors from the Berkeley Rent Board offer free, one-on-one counseling sessions. Counselors assist both tenants and landlords by answering questions on housing topics, including security deposits, rent control, evictions and unpaid rent. For more information, please contact Jacquelyn Morgan at the Berkeley Rent Board, (510) 981-4917.
When: Third Saturday of the Month
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) (Please arrive between 10:30 and 10:55 a.m. See below.)
Where: Berkeley Central Library
Berkeley History Room, 2nd Floor
2090 Kittredge Street (at Shattuck Avenue)
(In the Downtown Berkeley Public Library)
Please arrive at the 2nd Floor Reference Desk between 10:30 and 10:55 a.m. A lottery held at 10:55 a.m. will determine the order participants are seen.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible.
Sign Language Interpreters and Other Accommodations: To request a sign language interpreter, real-time captioning, materials in large print or Braille, or other accommodations for a library event, please call 510-981-6107 or TTY 510-548-1240. At least five working days notice will ensure availability.
TTY Patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing and patrons with speech disabilities may call the Reference Services TTY with questions about library services, library holdings or brief reference questions. The TTY number is 510-548-1240.
It makes sense for anyone with the intention of buying investment property in Berkeley to learn the rules, know the pitfalls and begin developing relationships as well.
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