By Anonymous - United Kingdom
Today, I got nearly kicked out of the room I rent because I refuse to close my curtains at night. Apparently, my landlady thinks it doesn't look nice when people pass by and look. My room is on the third floor and I just want to see the stars. FML
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  mariri9206  |  32

they also have to give 30 days notice, during which time you could take them to court if the reason really is something as silly as keeping the curtains open. if they pay their rent on time and aren't a "problem tenant" (like being loud or breaking the rules or something like that), I don't see why a judge (or jury or whatever) wouldn't side with the tenant.

  onlychildFTW  |  33

There are lots of variables. It depends on what the contract has in it with regard to things like this. When it comes to being a tenant or in a strata for condos. The landlord/strata counsel have the power to do almost whatever they want when it comes to the contract that the tenant would have needed to sign. OP should give it a read and see if anything is mentioned about this.

  ZorroRooster  |  19

Oh, I agree. But sometimes it's not worth it to get into it with your landlord. They can give you such a hard time if you get one that's an asshole. I've had to play nice more often than I want to/should in the past.

By  Soninuva  |  41

As long as you're not in violation of the rental agreement (and I highly doubt there's a clause in there concerning keeping your curtains drawn) then you have nothing to worry about as she can't legally do anything.

By  christinamarie17  |  29

She can't evict you for that and the eviction process is so lengthy and a pain in the ass for the landlord it's unlikely she would legitimately try. If she does, however, let her. You'll win and she'll waste her time and money.