Ridgecrest, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma

Q: I want to know if guests get tenant rights after 30 days in Oklahoma. For example, in CA guests get tenant rights.

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Evan Humphreys
Evan Humphreys
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Guymon, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Oklahoma law only protects a tenant, who is defined as "any person entitled under a rental agreement to occupy a dwelling unit." Presumably a guest is a temporary occupant and not entitled to live there under a rental agreement. The bottom line is that there is no minimum time that has to pass before someone is protected by tenants' rights. Whether a guest has become a tenant depends on the facts. Contact an attorney in your area or seek a low income service provider at https://oklegalconnect.org/#/login

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