can my landlord evict me if my grand children visits on a daily bacis and the inspector wants a lead paint compliance from them?

10 Answers

  • 6 months ago

    What inspector?

  • 6 months ago

    The inspector wanting a lead paint compliance from them, that's between the landlord and the city - none of your business. You won't be notified about it. Yes, the landlord can evict you for overstepping the grand kids' visits. Landlords have a right to their own policy regarding visitors, who, how long, how often and whether stays can be overnight. Either you limit the visits to what he says or expect to be evicted. Btw, daily is insane. Most landlords would never allow that. They would consider the grand kids living there when they are there every day.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Landlord & Tenant law experience.
  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    They want to evict YOU because your grandchildren visit and this causes legal issues due to lead paint? What state? Most states have pretty rigid laws concerning lead paint. They need to address the lead paint issue. What they are doing is shirking this. If they took you to court to evict, countersue. You'd win in a heartbeat.

  • 6 months ago

    No, they can't evict for this. The landlord will need to handle this and get the lbp compliance and can't evict you for this (its not your fault if the place has lbp). Not a bad idea for the landlord to get the place checked anyhow as some day they may need to know if its lead free.

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  • Erik
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    So your grandchildren are painting your apartment? It's confusing.

  • 6 months ago

    Not if you have a lease. But if renting month to month, the landlord can demand you vacate for almost any reason.

  • 6 months ago

    The landlord can try. The landlord might stand a slim chance of winning if the children are a documented nuisance to other tenants. The landlord stands an excellent chance if the children stay overnight for what the court would rule is enough time to make the children tenants and not guests, or if there is language in the lease regarding overnight guests and you are in violation.

    The landlord stands NO chance on the inspection issue, They cannot retaliate for having to comply with a health/safety requirement to make the place safe for visiting children.

  • 6 months ago

    If your unit contains lead based paint he just wants your grand children to aware of it. If their minors they probably wouldn't understand what their signing. That said it's highly unusual and it's probably a CMA.

  • 6 months ago

    Not for that specifically no. What he can do is refuse to renew your lease. He does not have to give a reason in most states.

    If there legitimately is lead based paint in there & these are little kids then there is a potential hazard. It sounds like the landlord is trying to CYA while being lazy about repairs.

    If there really is a health hazard to the kids then you should be looking to move anyway.

  • 6 months ago

    no, but in most states, they can just terminate your tenancy when your lease expires and then evict if you refuse to leave.

    what is involved in this compliance? Is there lead paint that needs to be remediated?

    it looks like removal can be up to $15 per square foot..maybe up to $1000 for an average 1 bedroom apartment or 1500 for a 2 bedroom...more for a house.....if there is no rent control/housing isn't subsidized, you could expect rent to be raised to cover costs if your lease is renewed.


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