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Legal Information: California

Housing Laws

June 16, 2021

How does the law define "immediate family member" and "household member"?

If you are the tenant, your “immediate family member” is defined as your parent, step-parent, spouse, child, child-in-law, step-child, sibling, or any person living in your household who has a relationship with you that is substantially similar to that of a family member.Your “household member” is defined as a member of your family who lives in the same household as you.1

1 Cal.Civ.Code § 1946.7(h)(1), (h)(4)