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By Leyla - / Tuesday 27 October 2015 01:23 / United States
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You have rights as a tenant. She cannot show up and demand entrance, that's an invasion of your privacy. Read your lease or renters contract and see what privileges you have or don't. My advice, keep him very quiet and hidden and she'll never know.

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She may not be able to if in the lease agreement it says she can't, that would just make the situation worse.

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My contract says I can't have anyone stay overnight without prior approval because my landlady is afraid they will copy the keys while I sleep and move themselves in and she'll have to go to court to get rid of them. Luckily she lives a town over and can't drive anymore so I just don't tell her.

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@50 A landlord can ask to come in whenever they want, but you have the right to say no. They don't have the right to enter your home (because it's still your home whether you own it or not) without notice, but some might ask anyway hoping you don't know that or hoping you'll let them in anyway.

Does your lease say anything about having guests over an extended period of time? Unless it explicitly says you can't have anyone else live with you I don't think she can really do anything.

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He's right. As well as those stating about invasion of privacy. Look up landlord and tenant act for your locale. You have more rights than you think.

You have rights as a tenant. She cannot show up and demand entrance, that's an invasion of your privacy. Read your lease or renters contract and see what privileges you have or don't. My advice, keep him very quiet and hidden and she'll never know.

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That might not be the best advise. Some leases have clauses about having visitors over only with prior consent. If she finds out about him, she can kick you out for breaking the contract.

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If anything, he should hide in the bathroom. Then when the lady asks where John is and OP responds "in the bathroom", the landlady will just call OP a wiseass and leave.

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By  Cads1

Why did you even ask? Do you live in a communist country where you can't have people in your house after 10pm?

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Sounds more like a small town somewhere in the Bible Belt to me. *checks* Oh, look. North Carolina.

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I have lived in one place where I couldn't have overnight guests, and it was in Canada, not in a communist country (nor in the bible belt). I was renting a room in an apartment separated from the rest of the house, and the landlady didn't want to end up renting to 6 people instead of 3.

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Of any utilities are included, adding another person can really up a bill, so some landlords make sure there can only be 1 person living there. In my state, there is usually a charge for more people than the lease states to cover extra water and electricity usage. That doesn't seem to be the case, here, though, seems like a conservative landlady.

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