THEY CAN’T PUSH YOU AROUND
Landlord’s cannot scare, intimidate, or threaten a tenant to vacate a rental unit.
California Civil Code §1940.2(a) states as follows:
- “(a) It is unlawful for a landlord to do any of the following for the purpose of influencing a tenant to vacate a dwelling:
- (1) Engage in conduct that violates subdivision (a) of Section 484 of the Penal Code.
- (2) Engage in conduct that violates Section 518 of the Penal Code.
- (3) Use, or threaten to use, force, willful threats, or menacing conduct constituting a course of conduct that interferes with the tenant’s quiet enjoyment of the premises in violation of Section 1927 that would create an apprehension of harm in a reasonable person. Nothing in this paragraph requires a tenant to be actually or constructively evicted in order to obtain relief.
- (4) Commit a significant and intentional violation of Section 1954.”