DoI have to pay to get a copy of my lease agreement after the lease has been terminated?

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DoI have to pay to get a copy of my lease agreement after the lease has been terminated?

I am being told I have to pay for a copy of the lease by the property management company.

Asked on January 30, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you lost a copy of your lease agreement with your former landlord and want a copy of the document for your records, the property management company handling the unit can charge you for the reasonable costs of copying the lease as a cost of doing business. It has the copying machine, toner and electricity to run the machine to pay for.

If you had a copy of the lease before and lost it, it is not unreasonable for the property management company to charge you the copying charges.

 


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