California Standard Residential Lease Agreement

The California Standard Residential Lease Agreement is an agreement issued by a landlord to a tenant and lasts for a duration of one (1) year. It inherently is used to protect the landlord in the case a careless or unruly tenant is accepted into their property – as any damage, unpaid rent, or prohibited subleasing can lead to the tenant being brought to small claims court where the landlord can recover damages. While the agreement can serve as a means of protection for the landlord, the state of California notably leans toward the tenant with the number of restrictions in place.