Providence, RI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island

Q: Can I install a camera in my bedroom

I had to move back in with my father and his wife until I can purchase a home. I have fear of his wife as she has verbally assaulted and threatened me numerous times. I installed a security camera in my bedroom for my own piece of mind. She has covered it once and has stated if I do it again she will destroy it. Do I have the legal right to have a camera in my bedroom and are the legal actions I can take against her if she tampers with my camera again?

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John  Larochelle
John Larochelle
  • Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: Good afternoon, Fearful of Threats,

Since you are being permitted to live in the house of your father and his wife, it is they and not you who may decided what type of security cameras are permitted in their home. The room where you sleep is their room; they are just letting you sleep there.

You have no right to a security camera in their house, even in the room in which you are sleeping.

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