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Is there any occupancy limit stated in your written lease contract?
Ok, if your lease doesn't say "Occupancy limited to 1 adult" or something like that, then unless there is some other restriction in the lease that would prevent additional occupants, then they landlord can't prevent you from moving in GF and child. Most landlord's put occupancy limits in their leases to prevent this type of thing, but if your's didn't, then he is out of luck and couldn't prevent you from doing so.
Further, if there is nothing in the lease that allows him to bump the rent for additional occupants, he can't do that either. The lease controls the entire relationship here and what the parties can and can't do.
As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...
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