Can cleaning fees be charged when a tenant moves out? May these fees be withheld from the security deposit?

Viktoriya S. ∙ October 7, 2019

In California, cleaning fee could be withheld from the tenant's deposit, but only to restore the unit to the condition it was in at the beginning of the tenancy.


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