Contact details (§ 1962) – The owner or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner must indicate his name, address and telephone number as well as the person responsible for the management of the property. They must also provide information about where, when and how rents can be made. Lead-based color (42 U.S. Code § 4852d) – The EPA & HUD has passed a federal regulation requiring that all leased property built before 1978 and containing lead paint be provided with a lease agreement revealing the potential risks of contact with the harmful substance. Utilities (§1940.9) – A lessor must provide the tenant with information about the utilities that are distributed between the community sectors and their unit and the distribution of costs. If the incidental costs are shared with other tenants, the lessor must disclose the forms that show how the bill is allocated. Pest control (§ 1940.8) – Landlords must make a communication to all new tenants informing future residents of an existing contract between the landlord and a pest control company. The company that maintains the fight against building pests will then inform all parties of the use of pesticides / treatments (§ 8538). There is no additional period imposed by the State, the rent is due on the date provided for in the rental agreement (Article 1947). Rental Application – A fillable form made available to potential tenants to ensure they are well suited to a particular property. An assessment may be carried out to attest that the income and origin information is sufficient to meet the needs of the owner. California`s standard lease agreement for residential real estate is structured around a term of one (1) year during which the tenant is legally required to pay monthly rent to keep their residence.
It is strongly recommended that the lessor carry out a substantive check with each applicant (see rental application), as information may be uncovered that could influence the lessor`s decision to welcome the new tenant. If the lessor agrees, he may pay the new tenant a deposit generally equivalent to one (1) month`s rent (the state ceiling is two (2) months for unfurnished units and three (3) months for furnished units (section 1950.5)). The surety must ensure that all damage to the property will be covered after the execution of the rental agreement. Mold (§ 26147) – If the person renting/renting the property knows that there is harmful mold in the structure, they must notify all new or existing tenants….