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My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you tonight. Thank you for your answer and for using justanswer.com. Does the lease mention anything regarding access to any of the bedrooms next to you?
Your landlord should not have the right to move in next to you. Understand that with this illegal in-law unit, you could be evicted and the landlord fined for it. There are also some theories that tenants can claim as justification for the repayment of part or all of the rent that they paid while they were living in the unit. Additionally, there is the potential for habitability claims since, quite often, the unit does not conform to building code requirements. Sometimes there are serious safety lapses due to the fact that there is lack of a second exit. This can result in an affirmative lawsuit by you for these conditions. So don't think that the landlord has all of the leverage here. The landlord does not have a right to move into your private space with there being no terms in the lease to allow for this.
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