San Carlos, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: We are the owners of a residential apartment building in San Mateo County and a tenant has told us verbally they have a

mold issue. I have sent them a few text messages trying to schedule an inspection but they will not respond. Is sending them a certified letter stating I need to do an inspection the next best step?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: No. You need to follow the "Notice of Entry" procedures found in California Civil Code section 1954. With a matter of this importance, you really should consult with a landlord tenant attorney and have them give you the form of the notice and instructions on how to serve the notice. You can read section 1945 here:

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