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Cousin living in the second house on my property, does not

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Cousin living in the second house on my property, does not pay rent, but is paying electric and gas. Are they considered tenants in CA?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 1 year ago.

Yes, they are treated just like tenants.

For help with dealing with them, there are two very good resources in California.

For general laws, see the California Attorney General's landlord/tenant handbook: http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/index.shtml

If you have to evict them, the California Court's website has an excellent self help site: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-housing.htm

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