Has your landlord made deductions from your Security Deposit? If so, it’s important to know which deductions were allowed under California Law and which are prohibited, so that you can make sure you get back the full amount you’re entitled to. In this column, attorney Eric Castelblanco explains some of the important aspects of the law to help you retain as much of your Security Deposit as possible.
1. Allowable Deductions from the Security Deposit. A landlord may deduct from the security deposit only those amounts that are reasonably necessary for the following purposes:
2. The landlord may not use the security deposit for any of the following purposes:
Since 1995, attorney Eric Castelblanco has been dedicated to helping tenants understand and assert their rights. For more information about your rights, call 213-388-6004 or visit their website at: www.castelblanco.com. The information presented in this column is for educational purposes only. You should seek the advice of an attorney regarding your individual situation.