My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
This is actually related to my other post about excessive entries into my apartment (for apartment showing). In that post, I was asking whether the property management company has the right to enter my apartment with such frequency as 6 times a week, and under a circumstance when my lease will not expire in another 5 months.
In this post, I want to seek advice on whether the company that has been serving me notice and entering my apartment for showing, actually has the authority to do so.
I signed my lease with property management company A, and I pay my monthly rent to A. However, it appears that the property I am living in will be managed by a different company (B) starting August this year. Company B has, since about 3 weeks ago, been serving me notices to enter, and has been entering my apartment about 5-6 times a week.
I have not received or signed any documents on the change of "Landlordship" to company B for the purposes of my lease. I pay my rent to company A. And as I clarified with company A, I will continue to pay my rent to A for the remainder of my lease.
And when I emailed company A on whether company B has the authority to enter my apartment, A's response is that company B is helping them with unit showing, and apologized for not having formally notified me of this situation.
Can I deny entry to company B on the ground that they, in the absence of any legal document that establishes them as my Landlord, do not have the authority to serve me notice to enter, and let alone the right to enter?