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

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Tim Iglesias

University of San Francisco - School of Law

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Iglesias, Tim, How Should the Law Treat Roommate Relationships? A Tale of Two Cases (2014). California Real Property Law Reporter (2014): 1-5., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2536189

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