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As provided in Section 1950.5 of the California Civil Code, a security deposit is any payment, fee, deposit or charge including, but not limited to, any of the following: (1) The compensation of a landlord for a tenant's default in the payment of rent; (2) the repair of damages to the premises caused by the tenant; (3) the cleaning of the premises upon termination of the tenancy.
(Added by Ord. No. 299-83, App. 6/3/83)