California Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

Download the California rental agreements by creating a base of understanding with the landlord and tenant of a commercial or residential property. These agreements typically outline a monthly cost paid by the tenant, the length of the contract, what liability the tenant has with the property, and other various responsibilities. The majority of California lease contracts will recommend the landlord conduct a credit and background check on the possible tenant in order to decide whether to ask for a security deposit in reference to the potential liability of the individual.


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If you are the owner of a property in California and wish to lease your property to a hopeful retail, office, or industrial business owner, this California Commercial Lease Agreement is for you. As the property owner, remember to keep in mind that the tenant may be hard pressed to afford payments as it can take medium to long periods of time for a business to build up clientele and start saving their income. In general, there are three type…

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The California eviction notice is designated for a tenant late on their rent to decide whether to three (3) days to pay all that is owed to the landlord or move-out. The form is to be filled in by the landlord and is to be properly served upon the tenant (See flow chart). All California Eviction Forms Landlord Cover Sheet (CM-010) Summons (SUM-130) Complaint (UD-100) – See instructions Prejudgment Claim (CP-105) Proof of Service of Summons (POS-010) Request for Entry of…

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In California, this lease agreement is popular with individuals that do not plan on living in a property for a predetermined amount of time. A month to month, or tenancy at will, contract ends and begins every thirty (30) days. Although this agreement gives a larger amount of freedom to the tenant, it is highly recommended that the tenant informs and pays the landlord at least one (1) month in advance before evicting the property. While this type of lease agreement…

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This California Rental Application is useful for landlords to help them screen any new applicants to their property. This application is useful for the four types of lease agreements (residential, month-to-month, sub-lease, and commercial). In this application, the possible tenant will be directed to fill in their Name, Birthday, Social Security Number, Drivers License Number, Rental History, Employment History, Credit History, Vehicles currently owned, and any other personal information. This Rental Application can make the difference between a landlord accepting…

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This residential lease agreement is by far the most popular form of type of rental contract in the state of California. The agreement is structured around a one (1) year agreement, in which the tenant is legally bound to pay a monthly rent usually on the first (1st). It is highly recommended that the landlord conducts a background check on any applicant (See the Rental Application), due to information that can be uncovered that could sway the landlord’s decision on accepting the…

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Popular with college students and financially challenged individuals, this California Sub-lease Agreement will allow the tenant (“sub-lessor) of a property to introduce a sub-tenant, called a “sub-lessee”. This type of agreement splits up the rent between the sub-lessee and the sub-lessor(s). This document legally binds the sub-lessor and the sub-lessee, but does not bind the sub-lessor and the landlord in any financial deal. As an example, if the sub-lessee does not make a payment, the sub-lessor will have to make…

Landlord Laws– (See Guide to Landlords’ and Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilities)

Security Deposits

Limits – (1950.5) Unfurnished: Two (2) months’ rent. Furnished Three (3) months’ rent. *Waterbeds (1940.5) – If the tenant elects to have a waterbed in the unit the landlord may charge up to a half (0.5) months’ more rent.
Returning to Tenant – As long as the tenant returns the keys and vacates the property as stated in the rental contract the landlord must give back the deposit within twenty-one (21) days.

Entry by Landlord/Property Manager

Time (Code 1954) – The landlord has the right to access the rental unit with at least twenty-four (24) notice to the tenant. For the last inspection upon move-out, the landlord has to give forty-eight (48) hours notice. Landlord should always use Written Notice.

DISCLOSURES/ADDENDUMS

Asbestos Addendum
Bedbug Addendum
CC&R’s Addendum
Crime/Drug Free Addendum
Day Care Addendum
Grilling Addendum
Guaranty of Lease
Lead Based Paint Disclosure
Megan’s Law – State WebsiteSection 2079.109
Mold Notification Addendum
Move-in Checklist
Pet Addendum
Renter’s Insurance Addendum
Satellite Dish and Antenna Addendum
Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Addendum
Smoking Policy Addendum