COVID-19’s Implications on California Commercial Tenant Security Deposits


In the wake of government-ordered moratoriums on commercial tenant evictions, how does a California commercial tenant’s security deposit come into play as an available landlord remedy for a lease default? In “California Commercial Tenant Security Deposits in a COVID-19 World,” partner Eric A. Kremer addresses this question by exploring how commercial lease tenant security deposits are subject to provisions under California law that may restrict a landlord’s use. However, such provisions can be waived by tenants.