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Legal Information: California

Housing Laws

Updated: 
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)