Renting out a room in my home in LA, CA

Asked over 4 years ago - Los Angeles, CA

Am I legally allowed to rent out a room in my home in LA, CA? From a legal standpoint what do I need to do this and what are my rights as a landlord? Any answers and resources are greatly appreciated.

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  1. Steven Alan Fink

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . You can rent the room. You should have a formal lease. The big concern is how much of the house do they get access to. Living Room? Dining Room? Attic? Garage? There are form leases on line, at stationery stores and through some realtors.

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  2. Richard C Koman

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . You should thoroughly check out anyone you are going to have living in your home. You should definitely have a written lease. And if the rent is late, you should move promptly to obtain payment or evict.

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