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No Visitors Due to Covid

Discussion in 'Living in, Use of the Premises' started by Joshua Hare, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. Joshua Hare

    Joshua Hare Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My Mother lives in a HUD subsidized apartment complex that has an indoor hallway to the apartments. Recently due to Covid-19 there is a sign that reads “No Visitors Allowed”. The apartment is for people 60 and older but it’s not a nursing home or assisted living. It’s just an apartment. Does the landlord have the right to restrict visitor access? I’ve been ignoring the signs but what are my mother’s rights to have visitors in case of a dispute? Thanks
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    YES


    Your obstinate, recalcitrant behavior could inure to your mother's detriment.

    Your obstinate, recalcitrant behavior could cause you to be TRESPASSED from the premises, potentially subjecting you to arrest and prosecution.
     
  3. Joshua Hare

    Joshua Hare Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Are there any laws that speak to a tenants ability to have guests? It’s not like the apartment is under quarantine (people can leave) and it’s also not like I’m throwing a house party. I’m simply acting as a caregiver. Thanks
     
  4. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Under the "old normal", I might disagree with army judge on this one, but we're in a new world now.
     
  5. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Are you a caregiver or a guest/visitor? If you're actually acting as a caregiver, then I would argue that the "no visitors" rule doesn't apply to you.
     
  6. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Per Florida LL/Tenant law:

    At all times during the tenancy, a tenant shall:

    Comply with all building, housing and health codes and keep the dwelling clean and sanitary;

    Remove garbage from the dwelling in a clean and sanitary manner;

    Keep plumbing fixtures clean and in good repair;

    Not destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the premises or property belonging to the landlord, nor permit any person to do so;

    Conduct themselves and require their guests to conduct themselves in a manner that does not unreasonably disturb the tenant's neighbors or constitute a breach of the peace;

    Use and operate in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and other facilities and appliances, including elevators.

    For additional information, please refer to Chapter 83, Part II, Florida Statutes (F.S.)

    Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes :- : Online Sunshine>2017->Chapter%2083->Part%20II
     
  7. mightymoose

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    It seems this could be straightened out easily by speaking with the landlord.
    Your mother's right to have guests may be addressed in her lease as well.
     

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