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Can my landlord demand that my mom, who likes to visit, fill…

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Can my landlord demand that...
Can my landlord demand that my mom, who likes to visit, fill out an application and pay a $35 fee? She's trying to prove that my mom lives here when she doesn't. She is threatening eviction if my mom doesn't fill it out. My mom says its a violation of her civil rights. We live in California.
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Lawyer: LandlordTenantAnswer, Attorney replied 7 months ago
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Good afternoon. Do you have a lease or rent month to month?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
6 month lease
Lawyer: LandlordTenantAnswer, Attorney replied 7 months ago

Thank you. Unless this is stated in the lease and/or your mother/guest is there more than allowed under the lease, the landlord could not simply demand this. You are allowed to have guests and your mother can stay the night, so unless she is exceeding what is stated in the lease there would be no basis for this. If the landlord believes she is living there, the burden would be on them to prove this and use it as a basis to evict. If they can not, their attempt to evict will be denied.

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Thank you
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