Reducing rent for repairs  


Is there a law in California that prohibits a tenant from deducting for repairs from rent?

I was told by owner to deduct amount for repairs made from monthly rent (PM never responded to emergency repair request).  PM then contacts me on 4th (rent was due/paid on the 1st) and informs me that it's illegal to deduct repairs from rent payment and if I didn't pay full amount on that day, my rent payment would be reported as late if I didn't pay the same day.


If the landlord gave you the instruction to make the deduction, then it doesn't matter what the law says in this instance because the landlord consented.


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