Can a property manager ban a person from a property without that person having done or have a criminal history?

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Can a property manager ban a person from a property without that person having done or have a criminal history?

I understand that if a person does have a criminal backgroung and being banned from a rental property, but if a person doesn’t have a criminal record or displaying a unlawful behavoir, can a property manager ban a person from a rental property without legal causes?

Asked on July 6, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Virginia

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

The rental property is private property and anyone can be told not to enter the private property.

Usually the lease specifies rules regarding tenants and tenants' visitors. Visitors can come as they please but certain actions can result in the management prohibiting the visitors from entering the premises. Even the tenant who continues to have these prohibited visitors at their place can be evicted.

But the reasons are usually for specific behaviors such as disturbing other tenants, making too much noise, disobeying property rules, etc. These actions are not necessarily unlawful.


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