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Can my landlord open my mail legally. California

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Can my landlord open...

Can my landlord open my mail legally.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

California

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 8 months ago
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