Can landlord call my customer to ask him how much money I got paid and that I’m late on my rent?

The landlord is calling my customer (I’m a contractor) and asking him if I’m working and how much I got pay because I was late in my rent. He gave my customer personal details and information that he was going to evictme. I think that he has no right to discuss my rental situation except with me and my wife.

Asked on November 7, 2011 under Real Estate Law, California


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The landord that you have can call your customers as to the status of payments and work with respect to your business although I do not think that this is particularly a wise decision.

Although the landlord has somehow brought your personal business to mix with your work business, I do not see a legal basis for you to bring an action against him or her especially if you were late in your rent. You might wish to consult with a landlord tenant attorney further on this matter. Good luck.

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