Is it legal for my landlord to tell me I can’t have any visitors if it’s not indicated in the lease?

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Is it legal for my landlord to tell me I can’t have any visitors if it’s not indicated in the lease?

My landlord is calling and harassing me everyday saying I can’t have visitors come over to my house. I pay rent on time every month and the lease does not indicate anything about not being allowed to have visitors. Can I sue her for harassment and is it legal for what she is trying to do?

Asked on June 19, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Illinois

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, if your presumed written lease does not have a contractual provision within it restricting the visitors that you may have at the rental you occupy, what the landlord is attempting to do is not allowed.

If your landlord is becoming difficult with you concerning the vitiation issue, I suggest that you consult with a landlord tenant attorney about the situation and the possibility of filing a petition for a restraining order with respect to her bad "behavior".


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