California Notice of Intent to Demolish

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Customize this Notice of Intent to Demolish to comply with California’s requirement of providing current and prospective Tenants with adequate notice of demolition.

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California Demolition Notice

California Civil Code § 1940.6 requires Landlords to provide current and prospective Tenants with Notice of Intent to Demolish. When a Landlord applies to any public agency for a permit to demolish a residential unit, the Landlord must provide notice of this intent to demolish.

Specifically, the Landlord is required to Provide Notice of Intent to Demolish to:

  • Tenants, including Tenants who have entered into a Lease Agreement but have not yet taken possession of the dwelling unit, prior to applying for the permit to demolish.
  • Prospective Tenants prior to entering into a Lease Agreement.
  • Prospective Tenants prior to requiring or accepting payment for an Application fee or any other fees.
  • Prospective Tenants prior to requiring or accepting any writings that would initiate a Tenancy.

This Notice must provide the Tenants with the earliest possible date on which the Landlord expects the demolition to occur and the approximate date on which the Landlord will terminate the Tenancy. In no case may the demolition for which the Landlord has applied occur prior to the earliest approximate date Noticed.

Customize this Notice and provide it to current and prospective Tenants whenever you plan to apply for a permit to demolish a rental unit.

California Required Disclosures

Our CA Lease Agreement automatically includes all California required language, disclosures, and addenda. That means you don’t have to worry about required disclosures. We’ve already done all of the work.

California law requires that certain disclosures be included in Residential Rental Agreements, including:

  • A Lead-Based Paint Disclosure: Required if the property was built prior to 1978.
  • AB 1482 Just Cause Addendum: Must be attached and signed by Tenants and Landlords unless the property falls into one of the exemption categories. CIV § 1946.2(e) and § 1947.12(d)(5)(B)(i).
  • Demolition: If a Landlord has received any type of permit to demolish a rental, it must be disclosed before accepting the security deposit or signing the Rental Agreement. CIV § 1940.6.
  • Flood disclosure: The Landlord is required to inform the Tenant if the property is located in any special flood area. AB-646.
  • Mold disclosure: California law requires that a Landlord disclose the health risks associated with mold by attaching a Mold Disclosure to the Agreement. Health and Safety Code § 26147 & § 26148.
  • Smoking Policy Disclosure: Landlords must state if smoking is tolerated and the areas where it’s allowed, including any common areas. CIV § 1947.5.
  • Bed Bug Addendum: Landlords must provide specific information about bed bugs, preventing them, and reporting suspected infestations; Landlords are also required to provide documentation from a pest control company showing that there’s no existence of bed bugs in the unit. CIV § 1942.5(a)(1).
  • Pest Control: If remediation has been conducted on the rental, a copy of the inspection report from the pest control company must be forwarded to the new Tenant. GOV CODE § 1099.
  • Shared utilities: If the property or apartment has shared utilities, the Agreement must explain how the utilities will be split. CIV § 1940.9.
  • Megan’s Law: New Tenants must be notified in writing that the California Department of Justice operates a website that shares reports concerning registered sex offenders. CIV § 2079.10a.
  • Death: If a death has occurred in the unit in the past three (3) years, the Landlord must notify the new Tenant. CIV § 1710.2.