I live in California. I have a lodger (as defined by CCC 1946.5.c) in my home. I understand that I can enter all the rooms of my home, including the room the lodger sleeps in. My question is: before I enter his room, do I have to give him 24 hours (or more) notice and do I need his permission? In general, what are the restrictions on entering his room?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): California
I have read the related Cal Civic Code sections.
Good afternoon. Unless there is an emergency, the lodger does have an expectation of privacy in his room. In order to enter, the owner needs to give at least 24 hour notice of entering, but the owner does not need the lodger to consent as long as the entry will be during normal business hours.
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You are a Texas lawyer and while I respect your 32 years of experience, California law is unique. How do I know your answer is correct in California?
Although licensed in Texas, I have much familiarity with California law. As a lawyer for a national developer and owner of hotels and apartments and as a developer, I have encountered these issues and come to understand the peculiarities of CA law.
Thank you for your reply. Is it possible to get a second opinion from a California lawyer familiar with landlord/tenant issues?
I will be happy to opt out and let another lawyer address this. Your better approach since you want a CA lawyer would be to re-post this as a new question and in the first sentence state that you want a CA lawyer only.
Will do. Thank you.
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