Fresno, CA asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California

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

1 Lawyer Answer
Nicholas E. Goldberg
Nicholas E. Goldberg
  • Cardiff, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: [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 this would be acceptable. That said, everything is commercially negotiable. I hope this helps.

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