How Much Can a Landlord Charge for a Security Deposit in California?

This question is about California Security Deposit Law

The maximum security deposit a landlord can charge in California is 1 month’s rent, in most cases. Some very small-scale landlords can charge an extra month’s rent for a deposit by meeting certain conditions. A landlord also can charge an extra half of one month’s rent to a tenant who has a waterbed.

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The information for this answer was found on our California Security Deposit Law answers.