Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default Can You Put Cameras in Common Areas of Home with Tenant Renting a Room

    My question involves civil rights in the State of: california

    Tenant is threatening privacy civil lawsuit. I have a tenant Renting a room in my house. On numerous occasions they have been harassing us with either threats of bringing unsavory people over or theft of possessions. We installed security cameras in the common areas of the home for security and protection. No cameras are installed in bedrooms or bathrooms. The harassment continued. we gave the tenant a 30 day notice to leave. The tenant threatened my wife and the police were called and are investigating. The tenant is threatening a civil lawsuit for invasion of privacy do to the cameras.

    Do they have justification for filing a civil lawsuit against us? Will a lawyer take this case on contingency for them?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    15,371

    Default Re: Invasion of Privacy- Cameras in Common Areas of Home with Tenant Renting a Room

    Does his lease allow access to and use of the common areas of the home?

    Were cameras mentioned in the lease?

    Was he aware of the cameras, or did they come as a surprise to him?

    I doubt a lawyer would take it on contingency, but a case might be made for a criminal offense or even a civil suit. If charged, you should speak to an attorney ASAP.
    A Nor Cal Cop Sergeant

    "Make mine a double mocha ...
    And a croissant!"


    End of Watch: Deputy Danny Oliver

    End of Watch: Detective Michael Davis, Jr.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default Re: Invasion of Privacy- Cameras in Common Areas of Home with Tenant Renting a Room

    Tenant was aware of cameras since they are in plain view. Tenant first disagreed, agreeded then disagreed with them as soon as we have them 30 day notice. Cameras have been up for a few months. The cameras view the front door of the home and the back door of the home. The only time the tenant is in view of the cameras is when they are entering or leaving the home.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    15,371

    Default Re: Invasion of Privacy- Cameras in Common Areas of Home with Tenant Renting a Room

    Quote Quoting Billy123
    View Post
    Tenant was aware of cameras since they are in plain view. Tenant first disagreed, agreeded then disagreed with them as soon as we have them 30 day notice. Cameras have been up for a few months. The cameras view the front door of the home and the back door of the home. The only time the tenant is in view of the cameras is when they are entering or leaving the home.
    I don't see that the tenant has much of a case if the cameras only show people entering or exiting and he is aware of the cameras. An argument can easily be made that these are security measure to protect everyone and not simply to spy on the tenant.

    I don't see the police getting involved at all.
    A Nor Cal Cop Sergeant

    "Make mine a double mocha ...
    And a croissant!"


    End of Watch: Deputy Danny Oliver

    End of Watch: Detective Michael Davis, Jr.

    1. Sponsored Links
       

Similar Threads

  1. Roommates: Renting a Room, and Told Not to Go to Other Areas of Home
    By Rebma90 in forum Living in the Rental Unit
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-27-2012, 06:31 AM
  2. Eviction Process: Evicting a Lodger Tenant Renting a Room in My Home
    By redhotanne in forum Eviction
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-05-2011, 09:48 PM
  3. Eviction Process: Renting a Room: My Rights As Tenant
    By Sierraguy in forum Eviction
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-11-2008, 08:00 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-30-2008, 01:18 PM
  5. Eviction Process: Evict tenant renting a room in owner occupied home in Hawaii
    By Kensmith in forum Eviction
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-12-2006, 03:58 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 
Forum Sponsor
Find A Lawyer - Free, confidential referrals.
Legal Forms - Buy easy-to-use legal forms.




Untitled Document