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FAQ: My landlord told me my girlfriend could no longer visit me. Can my landlord do this?

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FAQ: My landlord told me my girlfriend could no longer visit me. Can my landlord do this?

I have lived in my unit for two months. Today my landlord told me my girlfriend was visiting too often and that she could no longer come to my unit. Can my landlord do this?  

A landlord cannot limit a tenant's visitors unless they are disturbing other tenants or violating the terms of the lease. However, a tenant should be careful not to allow a visitor to stay overnight too many times in a row because it may appear to the landlord that the visitor has moved into the unit which might be a violation of the lease. It is best to talk with your landlord about why he objects to your girlfriend's visits. If your landlord is objecting to your girlfriend's visits because he is prejudiced due to her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, family status, or disability that is discrimination and violates the Fair Housing Act.

Last Review and Update: Jul 25, 2011