It would not be illegal to charge 2 months rent and security deposit. But if the house was left in good condition and the landlord refuses to return deposit you have a prime action for a small claims
case. You can demand the return of security deposit, and under California law you, if you can show the landlord held the deposit without a good faith reason you can be entitled to up to $600 above the amount of security deposit amount.PLEASE HONOR THE HONOR CODE
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