Landlords – before you’re sued for the security deposit:

  • Remember settling the security deposit is part of the rental agreement and treat it seriously and honestly – the court will expect you have.
  • Know your responsibilities. Make sure you have documentation to show your appropriate actions and understand the rules about “normal wear and tear.”
  • Inform the tenants of their responsibilities and their rights. Refer questions to California Tenant.2
  • Don’t cut corners – do it right. If you need help with an unusual situation – get help.
  • Plan for potential outcomes. Calculate your costs, including your time.
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