Can a landlord add renters insurance to your lease before the lease is up?

Asked about 1 year ago - West Sacramento, CA

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  1. Anthony Allen Roach

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    Answered . A landlord cannot add terms to a lease that you did not agree to during the lease period.

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  2. Justin C. Lowenthal

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    Answered . Renters insurance is required by many landlords. However, if the lease does not explicitly require renters insurance, it cannot be unilaterally added later by the landlord. The parties generally must execute a signed, written modification of the lease, which must be supported by valid consideration.

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