- Maximum amount landlord can charge: No maximum.
- Returning the security deposit: Landlord has 21 days to return the security deposit. ( Civ. Code §§ 134.06 (2))
- Bank account requirements: No law requiring landlords to keep security deposits separate of other funds.
- Security deposit interest: Landlords are not required to pay any interest on security deposits. (source p.4)
- Receipt of Deposit: Landlord is required to provide a written receipt of the deposit if it is paid in cash or request by tenant. (Civ. Code §§ 134.06(4))
Rent and Late Fees
- Rent increase notice: At least 28 days’ notice must be given except all agricultural from year-to-year require at least 90 days notice. (Civ. Code 704.19 (3))
- Late Fees: Landlord may charge a late fee if the tenant does not pay within 5 days that rent is due. ( Civ. Code 704.90 (4b) (a))
- Late Fees Maximum: A late fee of $20 or 20% of the monthly rent is presumed reasonable. (Civ. Code704.90 (4b) (b))
Notices and Entry
- Termination of month-to-month lease: 28 days (Civ. Code §§ 704.19(3))
- Termination of any other rent: Notice to the rent paying period is sufficient.
- Required notice before entry: Unless otherwise agreed between the tenant and landlord the required amount of time is 12 hours. (Civ. Code §§ 704.05(2)
- Entry during tenants absence: If the landlord believes entry is necessary to preserve or protect the premise, the landlord may enter without notice. ( Civ. Code §§ 704.05(2))
- Tenant allowed to make repairs and deduct rent: No law
- Pre-existing damages: Landlord must provide a list of physical damages or defects within 30 days of receiving the request from the tenants.( Civ. Code §§ 134.06(1)(b))
- Information check-in sheet: Landlord must provide a new tenant a check-in inspection sheet to be completed within 7 days. (§§ 704.04(8)
- Check-in procedures: Tenants have 7 days to inspect the property and report any previous damages.
- Abandoned personal property: Landlord may dispose of abandoned property. (§§ 704.05(5)(a)).
- Notice to terminate week-to-week lease for non-payment: Landlord may terminate tenancy 5 days after giving notice. (§§ 704.17(1))
- Notice to terminate month-to-month lease for non-payment: Landlord may terminate tenancy 14 days after giving notice. (§§ 704.17(1))
- Notice to terminate yearly lease for non-payment: Landlord may terminate tenancy 14 days after giving notice. ( §§ 704.17(2)(b))
- Notice to terminate for non-payment lease lasting longer than 1 year: Landlord may terminate tenancy 30 days after giving notice. (§§ 704.17(3))
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