Checklist for Inspection of Entrances and Extracts – To list damage before the start of the rental agreement, so that the parties can see additional damage/repairs to the property. In most cases, the damage (if any) is reflected in the tenant`s deposit when it is returned by the landlord. California`s standard lease agreement for residential real estate is structured around a term of one (1) year during which the tenant is legally required to pay monthly rent to keep their residence. It is strongly recommended that the lessor carry out a substantive check with each applicant (see rental application), as information may be uncovered that could influence the lessor`s decision to welcome the new tenant. If the landlord agrees, they can usually charge a deposit to the new tenant. This bed bug surcharge can also be included in the rental agreement to ensure that the tenant accepts. Owners must provide a clause describing prohibited and limited smoking areas for leases signed after January 1, 2012. ( Cal. Civ. Code § 1947.5) Megan`s Law (§2079.10(a)) – New tenants must be advised (in writing in the content of the rental agreement) that the California Department of Justice operates a site that shares reports of registered sex offenders. If the lessor has real knowledge of the rental property located in a flood zone, he must inform the tenant in the rental agreement with a minimum registration of 8 points. Disclosure must include: proximity to a military base (§1940.7) – owner/owner of apartment buildings located within 1 mile of a military base with heavy weapons, are required to disclose this fact prior to the execution of a lease.

Ordnance Locations [§ 1940.7 (b)) – The owner of a residential unit who has real knowledge of former federal or state sites in the vicinity must inform a potential tenant in writing before entering into a rental agreement. If a residential property is in a particular flood risk area, any lease or lease agreement must inform potential property. ( Cal. Gov code. § 8589.45) California Association of Realtors Residential Lease Agreement – The Association of Realtors has created an alternative version of the form made available to tenants and landlords. The paperwork can be completed in accordance with the instructions in the PDF and confirmed after consulting the signatures of the landlord and tenant. There is no additional period imposed by the State, the rent is due on the date provided for in the rental agreement (Article 1947). Landlords must expressly include in the rental agreement a provision that guides the tenant to the Department of Justice website, www.meganslaw.ca.gov. .