Can a Tenant Change the Locks in California?

This question is about California Landlord Tenant Rights

California tenants can change the locks on their own, as long as this isn’t prohibited by the lease and they don’t reduce the landlord’s rights of access (which usually means providing the landlord copies of the new keys). Tenants may also require the landlord to perform a lock change if they are victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse.

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