Can a landlord tell you who can be at your house?
It Depends on what type of property you live in. If you are a lodger, in other words you rent a room in a house then the landlord can insist that you alone live there and cannot have any guests.
It’s still his property and has the right to restrict criminal elements such as drug dealers etc from being on his property. You’re renting. This isn’t your castle and the landlord retains certain rights to protect what’s theirs. I’m sure of this was spelled out
in your lease.
They can have rules about who stays there and how many. It should be written into your rental contract. Extra tenants outside that agreed to in your rental contract can be refused occupancy or you can be
charged extra rent.
Usually they cant dictate whom you have as a visitor for a day or two. With the obvious exception of illegal behavior. A known felon, someone in the sexual predators list, several people meeting regularly as a club.
Some people have been evicted for entertaining criminal activity in their apartment. If you’re talking about your cousin or ex spouse l don’t think they can restrict visits but they can tell you how long the person can stay. Usually a month or less and they can raise your rent if the person stays longer.
If you are a tenant, in other words you rent the property, then you can treat the house as yours (Unfortunately) then you can have as many guests as you like so long as the don’t pay rent.
Check your lease, how many can live in your
residence, how many over night guest per month you can have, How many cars can be parked at your place. Pets, type & number.
A landlord can restrict your of days visitors are allowed. I have a 5 day rule on my agreementI signed, never enforced until she sold my rental of 6 years and started harassing me and saying no person could be
here more than 5 DAYS (visits) a month. I should have read that closer when I signed.
Go over your agreement/contract. There should be a rule on how long guests can stay. You need to follow that. If your landlord has an issue with one person in particular, ask for the reasoning, and try to have an
amicable conversation to solve the issue.
Your landlord could say that person looks intimidating, or talks so loudly it disturbs others, or it may just be a misunderstanding. In my state, a landlord would need to “trespass” someone from the property for them to no longer be allowed. It is their property, but you also have rights to enjoy your dwelling.
Research the laws in your area, there may be a cheap way to consult with a lawyer and ask, or there is an online subscription service called Legalshield that use.
the Landlord place into the Lease Contract a condition that you signed and agreed to that a specific identifiable person will never be at your house. However, I doubt if that “condition” could be effectively enforced by the Landlord based on your U.S. Constitutional “rights” in First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.
First Amendment, freedom of association
and speech also involves privacy in those
regards. Fourth Amendment, due process
includes the First Amendment rights. The
Fourteenth Amendment, our personal rights
include the First and Fourth Amendments as
it applies to the states and Federal
Governments obligation to protect those
Privacy, if the Landlord questions you about
who comes to or is at your house do not
answer any of his question on privacy