Re: Tenant making poor repairs
by A.T.SF on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @14:24
California affords the tenant the right to a final walk through with the landlord. California Civil Code 1950.5 Tenants are entitled to a pre move out inspection, tell the tenant what defects if any need to be corrected in order for the tenant to optimize the security deposit refund. Done in a conciliatory and non threatening way. You must follow 1950.5 to a tee including making sure that any deposit funds are returned to the tenant within 21 days of the tenant returning possession of the unit to you. Any additional findings must be documented, and repair receipts or contractor bills copied and supplied back to the tenant with a complete itemization of the repairs. Prior to your doing a walk through prepare a statement for the tenant with a copy of the lease or rental agreement; that states that the unit must be returned to you in the same condition as when it was first rented to them, less standard wear and tear. California has a list of what is considered normal wear and tear and what can be considered damages.