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LegalMe

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I manage a 5 unit complex in Hanford, CA. One of my tenants got into a battle with her boyfriend and he caused a lot of damage and woke tenants up in the middle of the night. When I attempted to talk to him, he got lippy and disrespectful. This guy has a kid with my tenant and will be transporting for visitation. I have told him that I do not want him on the property except for him to come and pick up or drop off the baby for visitation. Also, the tenant next door has been hanging out with the young man that i have banned. As a courtesy, to avoid any issues, I knocked on his door and politely informed him that the young man was no longer allowed on the property except to drop of or pick up the baby. I no sooner got the statement out of my mouth than the tenant informed me that he was friends with the banned person and he could have him over to visit any time he wants and there is nothing I can do about it. 

The question is do I have the right to ban someone from the property? If my tenant goes off on me and disrespects me in front of other tenants, is it retaliation to give him a notice to move?

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Carole L. Lott
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It probably depends on the state's laws and your lease.

In general, you have the right to prohibit people from your personal property (your home, your business, etc.). However, your tenants also have the right to have guests at their home. 

In VA, I believe they have to break the law in order to be legally prohibited from the property. It isn't illegal for him to disrespect you. If he obeys the law when he is on the property, you probably can't kick him out.

Was he a co-tenant with the first tenant, or just a guest?
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