California Rental Lease Agreement Templates

California lease agreements are used for individuals seeking livable residential property for use on a monthly arrangement in exchange for rental payments. The person renting is referred to as the “lessee” and the person or entity that owns the property is referred to as the “lessor”. According to Statute 1961-1962.7 all copies of lease agreements should be sent to the tenant within fifteen (15) days of lease signing.

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California Bedbug Addendum

California Bedbug Addendum must be attached to the lease agreement to have the landlord’s acknowledgement that they have no information of a bedbug infestation on the premises. Form Description Types

California 3 Day Notice

Use a California 3 Day Notice for non-payment of rent or for a breach of the lease by the tenant. The tenant will have three (3) days to cure or vacate the property unless they want to face an eviction.…Read more ›

California Residential Lease Agreement

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California 60 Day Notice

A California 60 Day Notice is used to notify the opposing party (landlord or tenant) that they wish to terminate the lease. It should only be used for month to month lessee’s that been renting for more than a year. Form…Read more ›

Megan’s Law Disclosure Form

The Megan’s Law Disclosure Form is required to be attached to any lease agreement according to Civil Code 2079-2079.24. This is to notify any new tenants of the sex offender’s that may live in their area. For a tenant to see…Read more ›

California Notice to Increase Rent

A California Notice to Increase Rent is a form used by landlords to notify a tenant about the rent increasing in the near future. Typically this form should be sent at least 30 days before the next months rent. Form Description…Read more ›

California Mold Addendum

A California Mold Addendum should be used if there is any existence of mold on the property the landlord must inform the tenant. Form Description Types

California Lead Paint Disclosure Form

A California Lead Paint Disclosure Form is required for all residences built prior to 1978 due to the material being used up until that point. Form Description Types

California Pest Control Form

If the landlord has a contract (usually on an annual basis) with a pest control company the tenant(s) must be informed through the disclosure form. Form Description Types

California 30 Day Notice

A California 30 Day Notice is used to notify the opposing party (landlord or tenant) for month to month lessee’s that have been renting under a year. Form Description Types

California Month to Month Rental Agreement

The California month to month rental agreement, or “Tenancy at Will”, is a written understanding between a lessee (“Tenant”) and lessor (“Landlord”) for living in residential space for thirty (30) days at a time. Either party may decide to cancel…Read more ›

California Commercial Lease Agreement

The California commercial lease agreement allows for a landlord to legally bind a business entity or individual (Hereinafter referred to as the “Tenant”) into occupying retail, industrial or office space for monthly payments. Form Description Types The landlord will usually…Read more ›

California Rental Application

The California rental application is fillable and allows a tenant, seeking to rent residential property, to input their personal details in the hopes of being approved for a rental contract. Due to the State’s strict eviction laws, landlords are cautious to…Read more ›

California Sublease Agreement

The California sublease agreement may also be structured as a roommate contract depending upon how much space the existing tenant would like to allow for rent. The act of subletting is described as a tenant, or “Sublessor”, who is bound…Read more ›

Landlord-Tenant Rental Laws

Security Deposit

Maximum Amount

According to Civil Code 1950.5, the landlord may require a Security Deposit of up to two (2) months if the residential unit is unfurnished, and up to three (3) months if it is furnished.


As long as the tenant has moved out on time and all sets of the keys have been returned, the tenant must be given back their Security Deposit within twenty-one (21) days.

Landlord’s Access to the Property

A landlord is allowed to access the property at anytime and without notice in the case of an emergency. In the case of maintenance or any other reason provided by the landlord at least twenty-four (24) hours is necessary per Civil Code Section 1954.

Late Rent

Rent is due on the date specified in the lease contract. The landlord may issue a 3-Day Notice to Quit if the payment is late giving the tenant three (3) days to either vacate the property or pay in full.