The California Civil Code, Chapter 2, Section 1940.20 allows tenants to use the following outdoor apparatuses for drying their laundry:
Clothesline or Drying Rack
A tenant may utilize a clothesline or drying rack in the tenant’s private area if all of the following conditions are met:
- The clothesline or drying rack will not interfere with the maintenance of the rental property.
- The clothesline or drying rack will not create a health or safety hazard, block doorways, or interfere with walkways or utility service equipment.
- The tenant seeks the landlord’s consent before affixing a clothesline to a building.
- Use of the clothesline or drying rack does not violate reasonable time or location restrictions imposed by the landlord.
- The tenant has received approval of the clothesline or drying rack, or the type of clothesline or drying rack, from the landlord.
Note: A balcony, railing, awning, or other part of a structure or building shall not qualify as a clothesline or drying rack and “Private area” means an outdoor area or an area in the tenant’s premises enclosed by a wall or fence with access from a door of the premises.
Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 602, Sec. 1. (AB 1448) Effective January 1, 2016.
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California Tenant Right to Repair & Deduct or Quit | American LandlordThe California Civil Code, Chapter 2, Section 1942 grants tenants the authorization to make repairs to the rental property under certain conditions and deduct the cost of those repairs from the next rent payment. Or the tenant has the right to terminate the lease agreement and move.
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