My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: CA
Thank you for taking the time to read this:
I am on a month to month, no actual lease signage. The house itself is leased under the roommate I am paying my rent money too. The roommate (landlord to me right?) gave me 30 days to vacate (notice on March 1st), I already paid for march and they are holding 1 monthís rent as a deposit though I signed the check over which stated Last Months Rent. I am using check copies as my receipt forms. Iím moving out end of March. There was no pre move in form or documentation. It is a furnished room. I am worried that he will make false claims on the room itself or just decide not to give back the deposit. Obviously I will clean the place and take pictures of the place clean just before I leave to show I did not leave it dirty. However some of the furniture in the room had some pre-existing damage. Was it his job or mine to do a walk through and pre move in documentation? Since he, the landlord, gave move out notice, should it have been more than 30 days? If he does not send me a notice of damages, etc within 21 days does he waive his right to file any claims against me? FYI he did not give any other type of notice or pre move out inspection.
I am using cell phone text messages and the cell phone text message bill to show that he did give notice on March 1st.
Not sure if it matters but he was a very abusive roommate who constantly revoked privileges to his property items which I had a right to use per email documentation and as a condition of rent. Proof of verbal abuse is through audio recordings.
If possible can you quote any state statute