Simi Valley, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: Hi, I rent out a room within the landlords house. She went on vacation and installed cameras In the living room, kitchen

And hallway pointed to my door and bathroom without my consent. I wasn’t notified that house was being recorded and since she was on vacation and I’m the only other tenant, I walked out of room without being fully dressed to enter my bathroom, and grab something from kitchen. She then, after seeing this on tape served me with 30 day notice. She then called the police on me and handed the tape to them to file and the police told her they can’t do anything because of my privacy. Is she legally allowed to record me without my knowledge? Is she allowed to give me notice for this ?

Thank you

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1 Lawyer Answer
James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith PRO label
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You likely have a case for invasion of privacy. You have the right to be free from intrusions onto your privacy, and the installation of cameras inside of the private areas in your home would give rise to a valid claim.

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