How Should the Law Treat Roommate Relationships? A Tale of Two Cases
California Real Property Law Reporter (2014): 1-5.
6 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2014
Date Written: 2014
The law of roommates is an important but underdeveloped area of landlord-tenant law. Two recent cases, Fair Hous. Council v. Roommate.com, 666 F.3d 1216 (9th Cir. 2012) and Mercury Cas. Co. v. Chu, 229 CA4th 1432 (2014), offer contrasting approaches. This article explores the issues, reviews the cases and favors the Mercury court's approach.
Keywords: roommates, housing, landlord, tenant, Mercury Casualty Co., Chu, Fair Housing Council, resident exclusion
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