I am in California, and I am a tenant with a landlord that decided to build ADUs 4 feet away from my apartment entrance. That is, a 4 feet wide sidewalk is what separates my apartments from a large excavation ditch.
My concern is that the construction fencing is seriously obstructing my ability to enter or exit my home. The entrance from the patio to the passage-way (with fencing and cones) is only 3 feet or 1.5 feet at times, and I am concerned with the safety of myself and elderly parents in cases of emergencies or general access. What does California's Building Codes exactly say about access to passageways for multi-family residential dwellings?
Also, I spoke with my city's building & safety department and showed him pictures. He agreed that this was an access issue. I mentioned the possibility of moving out and he stated that there was a requirement for 5 feet clearance or something to that effect (due to the large, bulky furniture and awkward angles), but couldn't recall the exact section or Code. Is there a section in California's Building Codes (or ADA/OSHA/Fire & Safety) or Tenant Law that discusses a tenant's right to move out with acceptable clearance/access for movers to move furniture?