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Legal Information: California

Housing Laws

Updated: 
June 16, 2021

Can a landlord refuse to renew my lease or evict me because I am a victim?

If you are protected by this law, your landlord cannot end your lease or refuse to renew your lease if both of the following are true:

  1. the abuse you experienced has been properly documented; and
  2. the person identified as the abuser in your documentation is not a tenant of the same unit as the victim of abuse.1

1 Cal.Civ.Code § 1161.3(a)