Is it legal for an apartment manager to use the pool after hours for personal use?

I live in a complex, and the manager closes the pool at 7 pm on the weekends. After everyone leaves, her kids and other people whom she hangs out with get back into the pool. Is this normal ethical and legal behavior?

Asked on June 26, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

The rules regarding the use of the pool at the complex should be posted somewhere, along with the hours of operation.  If they are not, are they in some pamphlet or apartment brochure or on a website?  If the manager is abusing the rules for personal use you should complain to the owner of the complex.  All occupants who pay rent should be treated equally but that is not always the case.  It should be brought to someones attention that the rules are being violated. 


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