Kinder, LA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas

Q: My landlord came in lastnite kicked me out due to having a male visitor present. Is this legal?

My landlord and I had a sexual relationship soon after me moving in.. He told me I wasn't allowed to have male visitors altho I was paying my rent and my own bills..I had ended it with him bc I could tell him no but he didn't care he still did what he wanted with me..he came in and discovered a male present n immediately kicked me out .. is this legal? Like he made me leave rite then.. we have no written lease.. what are my rights

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Dustin A. Duke
Dustin A. Duke
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: No, your landlord's actions are not legal. He cannot forcibly remove you from your leased premises under any circumstance (even if he had a right to legally evict you). He would have to use the court's to have you legally evicted. Further, his actions regarding your relationship and his refusal to break it off may be a violation of the fair housing act, in addition to sexual harassment and/or assault. You have a right to request from a judge that you be placed immediately back into your rental unit. You also have a right to sue your landlord for damages.

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