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§2.08 Bad-Faith Retention of Deposit

In a tenant’s suit for return of a deposit, if you determine that the landlord retained any portion of the deposit in bad faith, you may award the tenant statutory damages of up to twice the amount of the security, in addition to actual damages. You may award damages for bad faith whenever the facts warrant such an award, whether or not the injured party has specifically requested relief. [CC §1950.5(l).]



Lesson 2:
Tenant Security Deposits
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