California rental property owners, landlords and property managers need to use rental agreements and legal notices to follow the California landlord tenant laws. A free, state-specific California lease is included in your ARPOLA membership along with the California legal notices and forms you will use most often. Should you decide to use a different lease, listed below are terms and conditions you should include to help you meet the minimum requirements.
NOTICE PERIOD TO TERMINATE TENANCY:
30 days to change rental terms
RENT INCREASE NOTICE:
60 days if the sum of this and all prior rent increases during the previous 12 months is more than 10% of the lowest rent charged during that time. *
SECURITY DEPOSIT LIMITS:
Two months’ rent (unfurnished), three months’ rent (furnished). **
NOTICE PERIOD FOR TERMINATION FOR NONPAYMENT:
NOTICE PERIOD FOR TERMINATION FOR LEASE VIOLATION:
NOTICE FOR UNCONDITIONAL QUIT:
Late fees must be set forth in writing and be reasonable
*There are specifics to this increase. Please check with California landlord tenant law.
Information Current as of 02/2011
How Can Becoming an ARPOLA Member Help You With Lease Clauses?
- Save money. Buying a state lease from most associations costs $15.95 or more plus most landlords and rental property owners often need additional legal forms that can be $9.95 each.
- Legal Leases and Notices. ARPOLA’s free rental agreements are developed and maintained by US Legal Forms attorneys.
- Save time. No need to search for the best lease at a low price. Join ARPOLA and have complete access to leases for all 50 states that can be edited in Word.
- Join and renew once per year. No need to pay for any leases or per use. Download any lease in any state–it’s included in your membership dues.