Landlord "annual inspection" in California?

My landlord stopped by today to do an "annual inspection". In my 2 years of living here he has never done this before so I am curious why now and what the laws are behind this. I asked him to come back Wednesday so I could put away any personal belongings I have out but am a little freaked out now. Is he going to look for any damage I have caused? What causes this?

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  • 9 years ago
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    They need to check the smoke alarms and fire estinguishers to make sure they are in compliance with fire code. It's not about checking up on YOU- it's about protecting his own butt in case your apartment catches on fire or the building inspectors come.

    Typically, if you weren't home, they would just let themselves in to do the inspection.

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