LandlordsNewsletterA57-Fall2016, Page 11

LandlordsNewsletterA57-Fall2016, Page 11

California Civil Code Section 1950.5 states, β€œ The [ Itemized Statement of Deficiencies ] shall be given to the tenant, if the tenant is present for the inspection, or shall be left inside the premises.” Of course, the landlord or manager would be wise to make a copy or take a photo of the document.

In addition, β€œThe tenant shall have the opportunity during the period following the initial inspection until termination of the tenancy to remedy identified deficiencies, in a manner consistent with the rights

and obligations of the parties under the rental agreement, in order to avoid deductions from the security.”

Elaborating the details and limitations imposed within this procedure, the statutory requirements of California Civil Code Section 1950.5 become quite complicated and challenging. As always, it is best to discuss these issues with your attorney to ensure your compliance.

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