This chapter shall only apply to commercial real property. As used in this chapter:
(a) “Commercial real property” has the meaning specified in subdivision (d) of Section 1954.26. For purposes of this chapter, commercial real property shall not include self-storage
(b) “Landlord” means any operator, keeper, lessor, or sublessor of any furnished or unfurnished
premises for hire, or his or her agent or successor in interest.
(c) “Owner” means any person other than the landlord who has any right, title, or interest in
(d) “Premises” includes any common areas associated therewith.
(e) “Reasonable belief” means the actual knowledge or belief a prudent person would have without making
an investigation, including any investigation of public records, except that, if the
landlord has specific information indicating that an investigation would more probably
than not reveal pertinent information and the cost of an investigation would be reasonable
in relation to the probable value of the property involved, “reasonable belief” includes
the actual knowledge or belief a prudent person would have if an investigation were
(f) “Records” means any material, regardless of the physical form, on which information is recorded
or preserved by any means, including in written or spoken words, graphically depicted,
printed, or electromagnetically transmitted. “Records” does not include publicly available directories containing information
an individual has voluntarily consented to have publicly disseminated or listed, such
as name, address, or telephone number.
(g) “Tenant” includes any lessee or sublessee of any commercial real property and its premises
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