04 May 2007
25 California Code of Regulations section 42
A manager, janitor, housekeeper, or other responsible person shall reside upon the premises and shall have charge of every apartment house in which there are 16 or more apartments, and of every hotel in which there are 12 or more guest rooms, in the event that the owner of any such apartment house or hotel does not reside upon said premises. Only one caretaker would be required for all structures under one ownership and on one contiguous parcel of land. If the owner does not reside upon the premises of any apartment house in
which there are more than four but less than 16 apartments, a notice stating his name and address, or the name and address of his agent in charge of the
apartment house, shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the premises.
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