Q: Recording private conversation and who must I allow in my home.
I knew daughter's unemployed boyfriend would be a problem so I made a very simple 1 page agreement with her that she only, could live in my Seattle condo, and pay just half the normal rent. When I would come from out of state to work on condo as planned, I was never allowed in because boy who was trashing my home, not on lease, and paid no rent, was always there, even though my daughter was at work. I said nothing, to keep peace with daughter, until 8 months/8 trips of wasted time and money lost when cant do my work, I walk in, and he immediately demanded that I leave my condo because I was breaking the law. Finally I gathered courage and said Im not leaving, you are. Did I have a right to throw him out? I found out later he secretly recorded me, leaving out his confrontation with me when I walked in the door. For the sake of relationship with my daughter I need to know who was breaking the law and why. Thank you!
Even if your daughter is breaching your contract by allowing others to live there, there is legal process for evictions that must be followed. A landlord cannot enter a unit at will. As for being recorded in someone's home, see: http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/washington/washington-recording-law.
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