I am turning over the keys to my lanlord today.
I am really nervous about my security deposit being returned.
I have three specific questions, I live in California
1. Do I have a legal right to a walk through to make repairs so he can not deduct from my deposit. We did a "casual" walk through and he noted on a scratch piece of paper that there are no major damages. I asked him if the condition of the unit is the same as when I moved in and he said no. I then said well that's why I want to do a thorough walk through and he wouldn't.
2. Is he in violation of Civil Code 1950? He took $5400 security deposit. My rent was $1800, so he took 3 months. Cal. law states he can only take 2 months rent for deposit. Am I entitled to any monies for penalties?
3. He claims I had a pet living there. From what I understand, if he finds a pet living there and fails to enforce the no pet provision within the first three months of finding a pet, the provision is null and void? Is that true and what pet law is that?
Thank you so much for any input or advice!