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Is there anything in your lease regarding the landlord reserving any access rights for showing the house to potential purchasers?
Ok, under CA law (CA Civil Code 1954) the landlord has to give "Reasonable notice" prior to any entry for showing it to potential buyers or tenants. Reasonable notice is considered written notice at least 24 hours notice prior to any entry. The 120 day part allows them to give verbal notice instead of written if they give you notice in writing within 120 days of the original oral notice.
However, there is nothing that would force you to leave the property or take any actions to assist them with showings. So if you don't want to put your dogs up, then you can tell the agent that your dogs aren't put up and they will bite and that will deter any showings..
It is also kind of a balancing act here because you have a right to "quiet use and enjoyment" as well as "exclusive use and possession" of the property. So if there are constant showings, then this could be considered a breach of the lease contract and give you grounds to sue the landlord for damages..
Well, you have basically two options here... You can refuse any entry and force the landlord to file suit to get a judgment and positive injunction ordering you to allow showings. Or you can tell the landlord that you will allow limited showings on certain days only and not allow any photos of your private personal property as that is an invasion of your privacy and threaten to sue him if he does so for violating your privacy rights, your right to exclusive use and possession, and your right to quiet enjoyment..