After migrating to California from the Philippines, I decided to immerse myself on the rental laws regarding renting a place to live. I have found out that the law that was once a paragraph has grown to several pages throughout the years. The particular California Civil Code that explains this law is Code 1950.5 – Security Deposits. It defines security deposits as money that the landlord holds to protect his or her property in case the tenant breaks the rental agreement by not paying rent, causing damage to the property or leaving the place dirtier than when the tenant received it. If the property isRead More →