Check with the CA department of consumer affairs regarding the law.
California laws change often, so go to the source for info on current laws.
If landlord will not do the pre move out inspection, and you want to ensure you get your max deposit back you should:
1.Make sure and have the place cleaned top to bottom before you return your keys.
2. Take photos or better yet take cell phone video of every room in the house.
3. Take photos under the sinks
4. Make sure a paint any walls back their original color if you have changed the colors during your tenancy
5. Have the carpet cleaned, and keep your receipts.
6. Clean the range
&. Make sure and leave no debris or personal items in the garage or in the back yard
Best of Luck to You!
Kawain Payne, Realtor