Just got an email from a non-residential garage space landlord stating that our current yearly rent increase is due.
But it struck me as odd that they also added in a line that says
"The security deposit you paid when you first leased space in the building was based on a percentage of the monthly rent paid. If your monthly rent has moved into a new bracket, then you will see an amount below. This additional amount is due and payable with June’s rent. If the increase in your security deposit creates a financial burden, please see your building manager."
Is this legal in CA? From a cursory inspection of the law there are tight requirements on what the deposit can be used for and it doesn't have anything to do with a "percentage of rent". It's to pay for the repairs, which would not go up in cost as much even if the rent does. But IANAL. We've been tenants for 3 years and this is the first this has come up.