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As a tenant in California, it is important to understand the various laws in place that protect your rights and responsibilities. This blog post will provide information about the state rental laws in California, and provide some helpful resources for further reading.

Security Deposits

In California, landlords are required to return a tenant’s security deposit within 21 days after the tenant moves out of the rental unit. The security deposit must be returned in full, unless the landlord can provide evidence of damages beyond normal wear and tear.

Rent Increases

California law states that landlords must give tenants at least 30 days notice in writing before increasing rent. This notice must include the amount of the rent increase, the date the increase takes effect, and the new amount of rent.


In California, landlords are required to provide tenants with a written notice when evicting them for failing to pay rent. This notice must include the amount of rent due, the date the rent was due, and the date the tenant must pay the rent or leave the property. If the tenant does not comply with the notice, the landlord can then file a lawsuit to forcibly evict the tenant.


Below are some helpful resources to learn more about the state rental laws in California:

  • California Department of Consumer Affairs: Rental Laws – This website provides information on tenant rights and landlord obligations under California state law.
  • California Tenants: A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities – This website provides in-depth information on tenants’ and landlords’ rights and responsibilities in California.
  • California Tenant Rights Law – This website provides a comprehensive overview of tenants’ rights in California.
  • California Landlord Tenant Law – This website offers a detailed explanation of the landlord-tenant laws in California.
  • Renting in California – This website provides helpful information on renting in California, including rental rights and responsibilities.


Understanding the state rental laws in California is essential for tenants in order to protect their rights and ensure they are complying with the law. It is important to remember that these laws are subject to change, so it is always best to check with a legal professional if you have any questions or need additional guidance.


Daniel, The Kabinet Founder, has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information within this article was correct at time of publication. He does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from accident, negligence, or any other cause. Speak to your advisor to make sure you qualify for such benefits or opportunities. Do not rely solely on this abbreviated article, it is for informational purposes only.

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