San Francisco, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: My boyfriend has been living with me in my sro for 6+ can the staff here stop him from coming in? If he dose not sign in

The lease dose not mention anything about having a roommate or subletting.

They have been harassing and threatening us for the past 2 + months

My boyfriend has a key has been getting mail here and has lived here with me the exact time as me. He moved in when I did

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If the lease does not prohibit having a roommate or subletting, and there are no other relevant rules or regulations pertaining to your SRO, then the staff generally should not interfere with your boyfriend's right to live with you. Harassment and threats from the staff could potentially violate California laws protecting tenants' rights. To best protect your rights and address the situation, you may consider seeking legal counsel or discussing the matter with a tenants' rights organization in California.

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