Are leasers and sub-leasers subject to the same laws as tenant and landlords?

In other words if a leaser does not submit a list of damages within 21 days after the move out day or return the deposit ,does he still forfeit the right to charge for damages like a landlord would?

Asked on September 18, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country when one sub-leases a rental from a tenant, the landlord tenant laws of that particular state applies between the sub-landlord and sub-tenant as though there was a typical landlord tenant situation in place.

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