California Lease Termination Best Practices — American Apartment Owners Association (AAOA)

In a perfect world, tenants would fulfill their obligations under their leases, and landlords would seamlessly transition from one tenant to the next without disruption or issue. While many landlord-tenant relationships follow this trajectory, there is a sizable number of tenancies that turn sour and require the landlord to terminate the lease. Whether evicting a tenant for cause or providing notice for tenants at the end of their lease term, it is important to understand the best practices for lease termination in California.

The American Apartment Owners Association recently teamed up with the real estate attorneys of Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP to present a webinar about the best practices that landlords, property managers, and apartment owners should take when terminating leases. In this replay of the webinar, the attorneys Ashlee Gonzales and Adam Pedersen discuss specific things to consider relating to lease termination, including:

  1. Understanding the causes for why a lease can be terminated
  2. Providing appropriate notice for terminating a lease, whether due to expiration or violation of lease terms
  3. Abiding by lease terms and state law regarding a tenant’s failure to pay rent
  4. Conducting pre-move out and post-move out procedures
  5. Handling abandoned property with correct notice period and actions
  6. Processing security deposits and itemized repairs in a timely and legal manner
  7. Preparing the property for a new tenant, and more!

You can watch the replay of the webinar below, as well as view or download the slides.

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