Our coalition is united in support of fairness for California renters. We believe:
Deposit money should not be comingled with other landlord assets
Tenants deserve interest on security deposits
Landlords who improperly withhold deposits must face meaningful penalties
"I think the only reason I got my deposit back is because I threatened to sue my landlord in small claims court.”
- Jill, San Diego
"Part of my security deposit was withheld for cleaning. I left the home in perfectly clean condition."
- Carla, Morro Bay
"Despite always leaving my homes in immaculate condition when I move out (including repainting, making appliances spotless, and renting carpet cleaner machines), I have never gotten my security deposit back."
- Mary Ann, Oroville
"I lived in my home for 15 years and left it clean, however I did not get my security deposit back. What the landlord is doing to me and other tenants is wrong!"
- Lisa, Camarillo
"I left my home in pristine condition when I moved out, however my landlord deducted $1764 from my security deposit."