• California: Lease states that I loose security deposit if I break lease for any reason

    2 monthes ago - By Landlord-Tenant

    California - SF Bay Area.
    I just noticed that my lease states that the landlord can keep my security deposit if I break the lease early. This is in addition to any other damages for lost rent. Basically if I break the lease he keeps it even if I find him another qualified tenant. Is that legal in California? I live on the SF peninsula. Does California law override his edits on the lease?
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