What can I do if another resident goes in my room and the landlord knows about it but will not do anything about it?

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What can I do if another resident goes in my room and the landlord knows about it but will not do anything about it?

Asked on December 4, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

In California you are considered a "single lodger in a private residence" and you have most of the same rights as any other type of tenant. I will give you a link at the end to a California booklet to review that will explain the differences.  Now, although you may not be entitled to a lock on your own door, you are entitled to be kept "safe" by the landlord  and that could indeed be stretched to mean that the landlord has to prevent the ability of the other tenant to go in to the room you rent.  I would consider speaking with some one and discussing your options in landlord tenant court.  Good luck.

http://www.housingrights.org/pdfs/catenantwithcompanion.pdf


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