Q: My landlord sits on the property during the weekdays to monitor and harass tenants
He comes without appointment and demands I get off phone to talk to him
A: If your landlord is entering the property you rent, he must comply with the requirements of Civil code section 1954. That section specifies the purposes for which a landlord may enter the property and the written notice requirements that must be met. Whether in compliance with that section or not, your landlord has no right to force you to get off a phone call to speak with him. A letter from an attorney will most likely put an end to these practices.
A: In California, landlords are generally required to provide reasonable notice before entering a tenant's rental unit, except in emergencies. If your landlord is entering your rental unit without notice and engaging in harassing behavior, they may be in violation of your right to privacy as a tenant. You should document these incidents and consult with an attorney to explore your legal options, which may include sending a cease and desist letter or pursuing legal action if the behavior continues.
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