Because of Covid-19, my rental building has had a ban in place since March on guests staying over. My parents usually stay with me for Christmas. We’re all healthy and plan to stay home. Can my building really ban me from having overnight guests?
Your landlord can suggest that you shouldn’t have overnight guests because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but they cannot ban them.
Adam Frisch, senior managing director of leasing at Mantus Real Estate, says New York’s Real Property Law and the terms of your lease permit you to have guests spend the night. “A landlord can ask whatever they want, but they cannot ban [you] from having guests,” he says.
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