Lease requirements effective January 1, 2002
(SB 985)

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California Civil Code section 1962 now requires leases to disclose:

  1. The name, address and phone number of each person authorized to manage the property and to receive services of process, notices, and demands. (An alternative is to post this information in at least two conspicuous places on the property. (Civ. Code §1962.5).)
  2. The name, address and phone number of the person designated to receive rent payments. (If this information is not provided, the tenant may pay rent to the person with whom they entered into the rental agreement.)
  3. The days and hours payments will be accepted if rent is to be paid in person.

Civil Code section 1962 also provides:

Code of Civil Procedure section 1161(2) was amended to require 3-Day Notices to:

  1. Specify the rental amount due, and the name, address, and telephone number of the person to whom the rent should be paid; and
  2. Include the days and hours that rent will be accepted, if the payment may be personally delivered. If the address does not allow for personal delivery (i.e., P.O. Box), then the payment is presumed received on the date it is mailed, provided the tenant can show proof of mailing.

Link to courtesy forms (PDF) provided by the Rent Stabilization Board:

Information for Payment of Rent and Information for Service of Process, Notices and Demands