• No. My advice assumes you're in the USA and are covered by your state's version of the Uniform Owner Resident Relations Act. I am not a lawyer but I've been a landlord for years.
  • Changing locks when someone moves out of an apartment in California is optional for landlords. It is not required by law but clearly advisable if the previous tenant's integrity appears questionable.
  • it probably depends on the landlord
  • In California, changing locks is not mandatory. However, it is advisable to secure the property before a tenant moves in. New locks will ensure that the old tenants do not access to the property. Moreover, it will protect the property from theft and vandalism! You can book a vendor for property securing at Safeguard Properties:

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