Real Estate Law
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Do you own or rent your home?
If you rent, are you under a fixed term lease or are you month to month?
Any restrictions in the lease about how many people can live there?
Who is telling you that your friend can't stay and you have to paint?
Ok, if there are no restrictions in the Bylaws or CCRs about you having someone stay with you, then they legally can't force you to make the person leave. And if this is your condo that you own, they have no right to come in and tell you what to do with the inside of your dwelling unless there is some rule or Bylaw that allows this.
The Bylaws are the rules that govern the actions of the Board as well as the owners. They are what gives the Board the power to penalize owners for violations of the rules. So if there are no rules that state the person can't stay since they have a criminal history, and no rule that says they can tell you when to paint, you can simply ignore their demands.