California Notification of Pre-Move Out Inspection
The landlord must give the tenant written notice of the tenant’s right to request an initial inspection of the rental and to be present during the inspection.
Document Last Modified: 5/9/2023
California Notification of Pre-Move Out Inspection
After either the tenant or the landlord has given notice of intent to terminate the lease or rental agreement, the tenant has the right to request an initial inspection before moving out. As the landlord, you must give your tenant written notice of their right to this inspection, which you can do with this California Notification of Pre-Move Out Inspection.
Within reasonable time before the tenant vacates the premises and the lease or rental agreement has terminated, the tenant may request that you perform an inspection to determine cleaning or repair items that should be fixed before the tenant moves out. These are items that would otherwise be deducted from the tenant’s security deposit upon moving out.
Who: The landlord is required in the state of California to give this Notification of Pre-Move Out Inspection to the tenant within a reasonable amount of time before the tenant moves out and the lease or rental agreement is terminated.
What: This document constitutes formal notice that the tenant has the right to an inspection of the leased premises before terminating the lease. It lets the tenant know that they may not only request this inspection, but that they may also request to be present during the inspection. This inspection will allow the tenant to understand exactly what damages they have incurred and what they can do before they vacate to avoid deductions from their security deposit.
When: This notice should be served to the tenant soon after either you or the tenant has given notice of intent to terminate the lease or rental agreement. Note that you must notify the tenant of their rights in this situation within “reasonable time” so that they may schedule an inspection if they choose.
If you are a landlord in California, you may also want to take a look at a few other related forms and documents that may be of help to you, including but not limited to:
- California Lease Agreement
- Move-In/Move-Out Walk-Through Checklist
- Security Deposit Receipt – Move In/Move Out Condition
IMPORTANT: Please note that in California you must legally provide your tenants with notification of their right to request an inspection before they move out. If you do not provide them with this notification, and you proceed to deduct damages and repairs from their security deposit after they move out, you may be subject to legal action. Serving your tenants with this notice will ensure that you can use their security deposit as you need to in order to make repairs after they have moved out.
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.
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