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Security Deposits

Unlike residential security deposits, commercial deposits held to secure a rental agreement can be negotiated between the parties. The laws governing residential property and the handling of security deposits are long and tedious. Commercial tenancies however are much more negotiable in that the parties may mutually agree on any amount to be designated as security. Security Deposit: California Civil Code Section 1950.7 establishes that a commercial landlord may use a security deposit to remedy monetary defaults, to repair damages to the premises caused by a tenant, and to clean the […]

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