Marietta, OH asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: I own a mobile home & rent the lot. Can the person control who lives in my home??

I own a trailer and I do not own the land. I pay lot rent monthly. The landlord passed on and his daughter has now taken over. My mom stays with me most of the time. I've not signed a lot rent agreement since I moved in(3 yrs ago and it was with him not her) and even then I believed the agreement was over the top because it said I had to pay more to have someone live with me. I told the landman (the one that now has passed) and he didn't inforce this bizarre rule. Now, this new landlady (his daughter) has stopped by to get lot rent while I was working. My mom was there and I had left money with her. She asked mom if she was living there and mom told her she's back in forth (true). She said she was just asking bc my mom wasn't on the lease. This is nuts to me bc it's the lot she is in charge of. Just land. Does she really have say over my mobile home that I OWN?? Note: OHIO -MEIGS COUNTY (if that makes any difference)

2 Lawyer Answers

A: If it is stated in your contract that you rent the any tenant needs the approval of the landlord then - yes. But the issue will be on what basis the landlord would deny someone from living with you. Try to talk to the landlord, maybe it might be on the number of people living with you and the amount of rooms or space that is available.

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Leases often contain provisions concerning who can live on the property and under what circumstances, so yes, it's quite possible the landlord has a say.

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