Good morning. California law provides that the maximum security deposit for an unfurnished apartment should not exceed an amount that is equivalent to two months of rent. However, California tenant rights security deposit laws increase the maximum amount of security deposit to an amount that is equivalent to three months of rent if the apartment or rental property is furnished. The law combines rent and security deposit for making this calculation. Based on the foregoing, you can collect the last month's rent and the security deposit under the foregoing and you can always require the first month's rent be tendered with the lease agreement. So, the botXXXXX XXXXXne is YES.
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