I own a bar that my landlord previously owned. He has cameras inside the bar and around the building. Is it invasion of privacy for the inside cameras?

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I own a bar that my landlord previously owned. He has cameras inside the bar and around the building. Is it invasion of privacy for the inside cameras?

He has several times asked me questions
about my bar that her would only know if
he was watching the inside cameras. The
outside i understand but he is nothing
more than landlord now and i feel
uncomfortable he can spy at any time in
my space even after business hours.

Asked on October 28, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can sue the landlord for invasion of privacy for his cameras watching the interior of your bar without your consent.
Your damages (monetary compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit) for invasion of privacy include emotional distress.  You can also recover punitive damages (a substantial amount) to punish the landlord's intentional wrongful act.


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