We get that we are responsible for the rent. I'm asking about the security deposit. I think he intends to keep it even if he has a new tenant and we are current with rent and there are no damages or other amounts owed.
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?