I certainly disagree with the last poster. I would argue that the publication of those photos IS illegal, and that your guy-friend has committed the tort of invasion of privacy via publication of private facts. Here's how the Supreme Court describes the tort (civil wrong):
Applying existing California tort law, the plurality opinion holds that to establish a cause of action for invasion of privacy by publication of private facts the plaintiff must show that a private fact was publicly...
The other lawyers are correct, expect that if your landlord wants to raise your rent 10% or more, he has to give you 60 days written notice of the increase. If he is raising the rent less than 10%, he has to give 30 days written notice. There is no provision in the law in California that triggers an automatic rent increase because someone comes to visit you.
Call the police. Tell them the situation. While they probably won't put you back in possession, they will likely accompany you to the house and talk to the landlord about (1) the law that he can't lock you out [this is called a 'self-help' eviction], or, at least (2) force the landlord to let you in so you can obtain your possessions.
Locking someone out like this is a civil tort for which you can be compensated. I would suggest that you sue the landlord in small claims court (after you...
Nope. You cannot be locked out of your residence. That's a self-help eviction, and you could sue anyone who did that to you under Civil Code section 789.3 for $100 per day.
Contrary to what the Texas lawyer told you, there is no legal tenancy status called "guest." You are a tenant at will, and as such you have the right to a 30 or 60 day notice before being evicted.
Your landlord must give you 24 hours' written notice before showing the property to prospective purchasers. Although it is not expressly written in the law, the amount of times that the landlord can show the property must be reasonable, and only during business hours.
All security deposits are refundable. The lease cannot impose an illegal term, so your security deposit is refundable also.
Late fees are prohibited in residential leases, unless they reflect the actual cost to the...
Your tenant is (mostly) right. If you refuse to clean the gutters on your house (and it is your responsibility), and your tenant goes up on the roof to do it, you WILL be responsible if the tenant falls off the roof and breaks his neck. You're not automatically responsible for any injury of the tenant, just the injuries you cause (and you can cause an injury by your failure to maintain the premises).
If I were you, I'd hire someone to maintain the house.
Once the landlord lost title to the property, the landlord lost standing to recover possession of the property. Remember, the unlawful detainer action is all about who is entitled to possession of the rental unit. If title transferred on October 19, that's when your former landlord lost standing to sue you in unlawful detainer. Under these facts, you should win your case, but you are going to have to bring into a court a CERTIFIED copy of the most recent deed showing the landlord is no longer...