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Is There A “What Lies Can We Get Away With This Month?” Group For Landlords?
August 7, 2013
If landlords know they can lie to their tenants and the court about retaining a security deposit and only get a slap on the wrist, why wouldn't they lie?
Can My Landlord Keep My Deposit Because He Wants To Replace The Range Hood?
January 17, 2013
California state law governs the collection and return of security deposits. It applies to all California tenancies from Weed to Chula Vista, even San Jose.
Do I Have To Give My Landlord My Pot Rack?
August 29, 2012
The landlord's rationale to steal your pot rack has been employed by the rich and powerful and two-year-olds for eons--I want it, so now it's mine and here's a rule I just made up to justify my keeping it.
Can My Landlord Make Me Pay To Replace The Carpet?
August 23, 2012
Normal wear and tear to carpets, drapes and other furnishings cannot be charged against a tenant's security deposit. (Civil Code Section 1950.5(e).)
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