California Notice to Reclaim Abandoned Property (under $700)
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This form is required when a tenant leaves personal property within the rental unit, value is believed to be less than $700.
Document Last Modified: 5/9/2023
California Notice to Reclaim Abandoned Property (Under $700)
The California Notice to Reclaim Abandoned Property (Under $700) notifies a tenant when they have left behind personal property worth less than $700 after vacating a rental property. In order to legally dispose of the tenant’s personal property, as a landlord in California, you must first provide the tenant with this form and give them the opportunity to reclaim their property.
When you have a former tenant who has left personal property behind at one of your rental properties, you may not simply throw it away or sell it. You must first notify the tenant with this form, which gives them a reasonable amount of time in which to reclaim the property and pay reasonable storage fees for it. It also notifies them that their property may be kept, sold, or destroyed after the deadline delineated within the notice.
Who: As a landlord in California, you must provide this document to any tenant who has vacated one of your rental properties and has left personal possessions behind. This is the form you will use only if the estimated value of those possessions is less than $700.
What: The California Notice to Reclaim Abandoned Property (Under $700) gives tenants reasonable notice that they have left behind personal property that they may want to reclaim. It gives the tenant a specific deadline to reclaim their personal property and to pay for any applicable and reasonable storage fees for the property. It also clearly notifies the tenant that, if they do not reclaim their property, that it may be kept, sold, or destroyed.
When: Give this California Notice to Reclaim Abandoned Property (Under $700) to your former tenant as soon as you become aware that they have left behind personal property valued at less than $700.
IMPORTANT: Please note that this is not the document you should use if your tenant has left behind property estimated at $700 or more. If that is the case, then you will need to serve them with the California Notice to Reclaim Abandoned Property (Over $700).
Related Landlord Resources:
Landlords in California may also find the following documents and resources helpful in acquiring tenants, maintaining landlord-tenant relationships, and handling transitions between tenants:
- California Lease Agreement
- California Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities
- California 60 Day Notice to Vacate
- Mutual Termination of Lease Tenancy
- California Notification of Pre-Move Out Inspection
California State Specific Documents
- California Security Deposit Accounting Statement: This form makes it EZ for Landlords to comply with California’s specific requirements regarding the accounting of security deposits.
- California 30-Day Notice to Vacate: This is the form Landlords need to end a month-to-month Lease or a Lease with a tenancy period of less than one year.
- California 60 Day Notice to Vacate - At-Fault Just Cause: The California 60 Day Notice to Vacate At-Fault Just Cause ends a periodic tenancy that is for more than one year and not a rent-controlled jurisdiction.
- California 60-Day Notice to Vacate for Non-Exempt Properties - No-Fault Just Cause Lease Termination: California Landlords can provide Tenants with a 60-day Notice for no-fault just cause evictions, which must inform Tenants of their right to receive relocation assistance.
- California Notification of Pre-Move Out Inspection: California Landlords are required to give Tenants written notification of their right to request a pre-move out inspection. This form makes it EZ to do!
- California 3-Day Notice to Pay or Quit: This form is for Tenants that are behind on rent and a necessary step prior to filing for eviction.
- California 3-Day Notice to Perform or Quit: If you have a Tenant that is breaking the Lease but the violation can be fixed, this is the form you need.
- California Notice to Reclaim Abandoned Property: If a Tenant leaves unclaimed property in a rental unit that appears to be worth more than $700, this form is required.
- California Notice of Belief of Abandonment: If a Tenant has missed at least 14 days of rent and you believe they have abandoned the property, this notice must be sent to Tenants.
- California Unlawful Detainer Complaint: This is the complaint Landlords use to officially initiate eviction proceedings. This can be used when a Tenant has violated the Lease Agreement and been served proper notice.
- California AB 1482 Rent Control & Eviction Exemption Form: California Landlords must provide Tenants with this Notice of Exemption if their property is exempt from the requirements of California AB 1482. California Accessibility and Americans with Disabilities Act: A landlord should include this form in a commercial lease to state whether or not the premises has been inspected by a Certified Access Specialist.
- California Energy Disclosure: Use this form in a commercial lease to confirm that the energy consumption and benchmarking disclosure were provided to the tenant.
- California Flood Disclosure: This form is an easy way for California Landlords to comply with required statewide flood disclosures and to give Tenants all necessary notice of flood risks.
- California AB 1482: The California Tenant Protection Act requires this document, a written disclosure concerning two requirements: 1. Limits on rent increases and 2. a statement of cause in notices to terminate a tenancy.
- California Water Meter Disclosure: California Landlords that charge Tenants separately for water usage or those required to use water submeters must provide Tenants with a Water Meter Disclosure.
- Information on Dampness and Mold for Renters in California: Information on Dampness and Mold for Renters in California
- 15 Day Notice to Pay or Quit: This form provides the language required for a California Landlord to initiate eviction proceedings pursuant to CA AB 3088, including the required attachment of a Declaration of COVID-19-Related Financial Distress.
- California Guide to Residential Tenants’ And Landlords’ Rights And Responsibilities: This is the California Guide to Residential Tenants' And Landlords' Rights And Responsibilities.
- California Rental Application: This Rental Application will provide the landlord with the necessary information about the inquiring applicants, excluding the marital status question.
- California Family Daycare Q&A for Landlords: An informative guide for the landlord regarding the requirements needed for a tenant to run a home daycare in a rental property.
- California Non-Residential Building Energy Disclosure Program Information: California Landlords who rent non-residential property must comply with the California Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program.
- California Notice of Pest Control Treatment: California Landlords are required to give renters notice any time the Landlord uses pesticides to treat a rental unit. Ours is EZ to customize & download.
- California Quitclaim Deed: This California Quitclaim Deed complies with California's legal requirements and allows owners to transfer their housing ownership to others.
- Declaration of COVID-19-Related Financial Distress: This form provides the language required for a California Landlord to initiate eviction proceedings pursuant to CA AB 3088, including the required attachment of a Declaration of COVID-19-Related Financial Distress.