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Good afternoon,I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. In order to give you a clear and concise answer, I will need some additional information about the circumstances, please.
1. The landlord presumably rented the unit to just the couple and their daughter, correct?
2. Are the tenants month to month, or do they have a lease? If a lease, when does it end?Doug
In landlord-tenant situations, immediate family members do not include parents, grandchildren or siblings---but the adult tenants and their children only.
Moving in the grandmother would be a violation of the lease agreement. The landlord can either deny the tenant the right to move the grandmother in, or allow the proposed change and amend the lease agreement to increase the rent in exchange for the right to add another member to the tenancy.
In the event that the landlord does allow the grandmother to move in, then the landlord would also have to allow reasonable accommodations to the grandmother---in terms of modifications necessary because she is handicapped. However, any changes would be able to be charged to the tenant.
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