Q: Can our landlord give permission for anyone he wants to enjoy the land our house is on?
We rent a house in Colorado that's on 11 acres. Our landlord let's his friends, family and our neighbors come by any time they want to hunt on the land. It wouldn't be so bad, but they have to drive right by the house when they come over and it's very annoying. They even come over when it's dark! Both at night and early in the morning. We feel like we have no privacy because someone is always here. We also feel like we can't enjoy the property we're paying for because strangers are always here. Is this allowed? We're at our wits end. Oh, and we were never told that this was going to happen and I haven't seen it in the lease, but I'll check again. Even so, don't we have a right to privacy? We get no notice or anything. All of a sudden we'll hear big trucks or atv's going by and know someone is here. Most of the time I don't hear guns, so I have no idea Wth they're doing back there. Especially in the dark. I'm tempted to call the police.
A: You will need to review your lease, or have an attorney review your lease and advise you as to your rights in this issue. The primary question will be did you lease the entire 11 acres, if so the landlord has no right to use the land unless he carved our some rights in the lease; or did you only lease the house.
You certainly have the right to call the police if people (even the landlord) is trespassing on your property.
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