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Legal Information: California

Housing Laws

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Updated: 
April 2, 2020

Can my landlord tell others about my situation?

Your landlord cannot share information about your situation with others unless:

  • you agree in writing that your information can be disclosed; or
  • the law or a court order requires your landlord to share your information.1

However, your landlord is allowed to speak to the qualified third party who provides your documentation to verify the information.2

1 Cal.Civ.Code § 1161.3(d)(1)
2 Cal.Civ.Code § 1161.3(d)(2)