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.”

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Tenants' Rights

THEY CAN'T LOCK YOU OUT

California Civil Code §789.3 - No Landlord Lockouts, Shut off Utilities

THEY CAN'T INTRUDE

California Civil Code §1954 – landlord entering dwelling/property

THEY CAN'T PUSH YOU AROUND

California Civil Code §1940 – Unlawfully influencing tenant to leave

TENANT ENTITLED TO QUIET ENJOYMENT OF PROPERTY

California Civil Code §1927 - A Tenant Has The Right To Quiet Enjoyment Of Rental Property Without A Landlord’s Interference

THEY CAN'T FORCIBLY ENTER OR DETAIN POSSESSIONS

California Penal Code §418 - It Is Illegal To Forcibly Enter A Property Or Detain A Tenant’s Personal Possessions

THEY HAVE TO FIX IT

California Civil Code §1942 - A Tenant Has The Right To Prompt Response To Request For Repairs

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