Legal Information: California
Updated: February 16, 2022
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:
- the abuse you experienced has been properly documented; and
- 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)
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