California  |  Landlord & Tenant Law

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Asked on: 6/17/09, 8:49 pm

CA Tenant to return keys to landlord via certified mail

My tenant's lease was up on the

15th of this month (June). We

agreed that she would return the

keys via certified mail by the 15th. I

received the certified envelope in the

mail, however, without the keys

included. I called the post office and

started an investigation. There were

stickers on the package that state''

received in damaged condition'' and

''received without contents''.

Additionally, the postal worker

mentioned that the envelope is

empty. Who is at fault here? If it is

the tenant who is at fault, what

damages can I charge her or deduct

from her security deposit for this?

Also, if we agreed to a $50 late

payment for each day the rent is

received late (after the 3rd day of the

month), and if I received the rent on

the 6th, can I charge her $150 as a

late fee and reduce that from the

security deposit? Thank you.

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