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Can you spy on your short-term renters?

“A renter may have a cause of action against a landlord if video surveillance has been installed in area where the renter has a ‘reasonable expectation of privacy.’ This could be areas such as a bedroom, bathroom, or even living room,” says Anthony Shallat, an attorney with Angstman Johnson in Boise, Idaho.