If I am renting a hotel room, is the managment withinits rights to tell me I can’t have any visitors?

Asked on September 8, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Ohio

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you are renting a room in a hotel, and assuming you have a written lease agreemnt, you need to carefully read it in that its terms control the obligations that you owe the landlord and vice versa in the absence of conflicting state law.

Generally, the hotel managment can tell you anything it want to about visitors being allowed in your rental. Whether or not it can prevent you having visitors at your rental is another matter.

When one leases his or her property, the owner gives up his or her right of possession to the tenant. Generally, tenants are allowed to choose who they want as visitors to their rental and the landlord can make no restrictions as to such so long as the visitors do not create a disturbance and do not pose a safety issue.

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