Security Deposit Itemization and Refund via Email and Electronic Transfer, CC § 1950.5


After a tenant vacates the property and delivers possession back to the landlord, the landlord has up to 21 days to send an itemized list of security deposit deductions, as well as return any balance of the security deposit to the tenant.

Under amended CC § 1950.5(g)(1), the landlord and tenant may mutually agree to have the landlord deposit any remaining portion of the security deposit electronically to a bank account or other financial institution designated by the tenant. After either the landlord or the tenant provides notice to terminate the tenancy, the landlord and the tenant may also agree to have the landlord provide a copy of the itemized statement to an email account provided by the tenant.

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