Q: I'm on probation and renting a room in my aunts house, can they search the whole house or only my property and room?
A: Normally, law enforcement only has the right to search the area you're renting. If your rental agreement allows you to be in other parts of the house, then you're not just renting a room, but all the common areas, too. The other parts of the house may also be subject to search if you don't have a separate entrance/exit door into your room. The contract you have with probation might even require that the building you have a rented room in be open to searches. However, a search of your aunt's personal bedroom is probably illegal, unless you frequently go in there and law enforcement has probable cause to believe that you do so.
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