Cana landlord tell a tenant who is allowed to visit them?

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Cana landlord tell a tenant who is allowed to visit them?

My mother put her house and 5 acres in my brother’s name. He bought and gave me a single-wide house trailer to put on the property and I was mother’s caregiver (I’m a licensed CNA). He preceded her in death and he had 1 daughter. Instead of returning the land back to mom, she kept it. Well mother died last year and this woman has been charging me lot rent every month with no contract and every single month I hear nothing but grief. Her latest is who can be allowed on the property to visit me.

Asked on February 10, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Missouri

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Generally no, a landlord cannot do this unless otherwise specified in the lease agreement, if any, or by statute. Having a leasehold interest gives a tenant the right to the use and enjoyment of the premises. Accordingly, they are permitted to have guests at the premises. The landlord has no valid basis for excluding a person if they have not done anything unlawful on the premises. However, if you have a month-to-month lease you need to be careful. The reality of the situation is that your landlord (i.e. sister-in-law) may try to evict you and can do that at the end of any given month. 


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