Can you use the security deposit as last month’s rent in California?

This question is about California Security Deposit Law

Can you use the security deposit as last month’s rent in California?

In California, a tenant isn’t allowed to use the security deposit as last month’s rent. Unless the tenant has an agreement with the landlord to do so, the tenant cannot withhold payment to force the landlord to use the security deposit to cover the last month’s rent.

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