If 4 are people living in an apartment but only 1 person is on the lease, does that 1 person have the right to distribute the deposit money the way he/she wishes to?

Asked on June 8, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California


Janet Martin / Janet Martin Attorney at Law

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The deopsit would be returned to the legal tenant. What the tenant (person on the lease) does with it is of no concern to the Landlord or anyone else, other than your former roommates. If you had some agreement with them to split it and you don't, that is up to you all to resolve. nothing to do with landlord tenant law.

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