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Q: In California is it legal for a landlord to ask for 1st months, last month's rent and security deposit. Rent is 2400

So up front i would be paying 7200

Nicholas E. Goldberg
Nicholas E. Goldberg
answered on Mar 26, 2021

[Without further context just answering the question and please do not take as legal advice]

For residential leases in CA, Landlord's may request 2 months' of rent for deposit (or whatever they call it) in addition to the first month rent that is due. Therefore, in your example...
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