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Knowledge Base Entry: Death of a Resident – Can I use the security deposit to cover unpaid rent under a month-to-month rental agreement if the resident dies?

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Knowledge Base Entry: Mandatory Disclosure by Owner to Tenants: Payment of Rent and Service of Process

Lease and Rental Agreement Disclosures: Agent for Service of Process and Rent Payments California law requires rental property owners or their agents to provide to tenants specific information in the...

Knowledge Base Entry: Payment of Rent and Security Deposits: Cash and Electronic Funds Transfer

Under California law, a landlord cannot mandate that tenants pay the rent or security deposits with cash or electronic funds transfers as the only forms of payment. To be clear,...

Knowledge Base Entry: Pets – As an owner, can I charge a pet deposit?

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Knowledge Base Entry: Post-Tenancy Payment Plan Agreement

This form is used to allow a former resident to set up a payment plan for amounts due from the Itemized Disposition of Security Deposit and other amounts incurred during...

Knowledge Base Entry: Santa Cruz Security Deposit Interest Addendum

To be used by rental property owners in the City of Santa Cruz. Do not complete this form without first reviewing the instruction sheet....

Knowledge Base Entry: Security Deposits – Can I charge a “last month’s rent” deposit?

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Knowledge Base Entry: Security Deposits – What can an owner use a security deposit for?

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Knowledge Base Entry: Security Deposits – What is the maximum amount of security can an owner charge a tenant?

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Knowledge Base Entry: Security Deposits: Collection and Return

One of the most common disputes between a landlord and a tenant is the disposition of a tenant’s security deposit. The law is clear on the amount of money a...