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

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West Sacramento, CA -

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Anthony Allen Roach

Anthony Allen Roach

Real Estate Attorney - Chatsworth, CA
Answered

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

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Justin C. Lowenthal

Justin C. Lowenthal

Securities Offerings Lawyer - Davis, CA
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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