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10-09-2009, 09:23 PM
Is it legal for a landlord to give your neighbors a key to your house?

10-09-2009, 09:25 PM
I assume so, seeing as it is your landlord's house.

10-09-2009, 09:37 PM
I'd sure as hell think so. Your paying for that place to stay, not them.

10-09-2009, 09:43 PM

Read through here. It may pertain to CA law, but it may end up guiding you in the right direction. Google "Legal entry by a landlord" for more results.

This may be a loophole, but for them to have a key may not be illegal. For them, to include the landlord, to enter the residence while you are gone, except in cases of emergency, certainly is illegal.

10-09-2009, 09:54 PM
well the landlord wasn't in our house they were when no body that lives in our house was here. They have an actual key the same as i do for our house, thus have access as if they lived here

10-09-2009, 10:01 PM
Definitely illegal in CA.

Not even your landlord can enter your house here without permission 24 hrs. in advance in writing, or call you in anytime in advance for permission.

Neighbors are a 3rd party & should not be a player in that. If he did it, call the sheriff.

10-09-2009, 10:41 PM
yeah, that the law pretty much everywhere, also refer to your lease. The landlord may enter only with notice, or if there is an emergency then they can enter.

You should just ask ur landlord directly and tell them that both of you have the same key and just feel unsafe or feel like your privacy is being invaded.

10-09-2009, 10:53 PM
It's not illegal for them to have a key, but if they use it without your consent then you have legal ammo.

10-10-2009, 01:43 AM
they used it without our consent and even obtained it without our consent

10-10-2009, 01:54 AM
they used it without our consent and even obtained it without our consent

I don't think them having obtained it requires your consent. But if they have actually used it, then take action if you deem it necessary.