Is is it legal for a landlord to charge first last and a $1,200 security deposit to someone who does not have credit?
2 attorney answers
Yes, a landlord can require payment of first and last month's rent and a secuirty deposit. If it is for a week to week tenancy there are no fees ore secuirty deposits.
Subject to the rent control statutes, a landlord is free to charge whatever they wish for either monthly rent and/or a security deposit. And yes, they can charge first, last, and security deposit up front.
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