By Leyla - 27/10/2015 01:23 - United States - Franklin

Today, my boyfriend and I respectfully asked my landlady if he could stay with me until he gets back on his feet. He was robbed at gunpoint in his house last night. Landlady then yelled because we aren't married, and then showed up at my door at 10pm, "just making sure John isn't here". FML
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I would've just had him just stay with you and not tell the landlady, she sounds batshit.

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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Sorry, dude. She sounds like a cunt.

Sounds like the landlady is OP's overly conservative mother. But yes, a cunt indeed.

More like a landbitch, surely not a lady

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Make John stay with her?

Rob her at gunpoint? There's too much room for interpretation.

make love to her like she is her bf?

I would've just had him just stay with you and not tell the landlady, she sounds batshit.

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

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.

Is she allowed to just show up whenever she wants?

Legally in the US they have to give 24 hour notice if they want to come inside, I believe.

i think that's only houses though. apartments they can ask to come in whenever. it's usually in the lease.

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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.

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.

Just make him hide under the bed coz no one ever looks there

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.

Oh damn, cockblocked by the tenant, that's tough

Not the tenant, the landlady...

8# damn you didn't read the fml carefully, did you?

Literacy, It's important.

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

Why would it be against the law to have people in your house after 10 pm in a communist country?

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

As a North Carolinian, I can honestly say I'm not surprised about this fml.

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.

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.

Have him spent the night regardless