Q: Can a landlord restrict your access to an entire apartment complex on the grounds that you were evicted from your unit?
My roommate was recently evicted from his apartment, he was the only person on the lease and the landlord was aware of my presence within the unit and never said anything about it. After my roommate was evicted and had vacated the property, I returned to the apartment complex to visit a different friend of mine who still lives there. I was told by the landlord that anyone who has been evicted from a unit on the property is automatically 86d or no longer welcome on the property as a result, and that I was not welcome on the property. Since I was not on the lease in the first place would that even apply to me? Does a landlord even have the right to restrict your access to a property simply because you were evicted if you were the lease holder?
A: If you occupied the property, the landlord should have evicted you as well as his tenant. Normally that is done by including "And All Others" or something similar as a defendant. Otherwise, they could end up evicting the named tenant but not anyone else occupying the dwelling. If you vacated, or were included in the eviction, then the landlord can indeed trespass you off the property but they still have to do the paperwork to do so and have you served. That said, they can do it anytime they want to and bother to jump through the hoops. You have no inherent right to enter someone else's private property.
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