Can I legally change lock if boyfriend not on lease been there about 2 weeks in Oklahoma?

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  • 7 months ago

    Nope, that would be constructive eviction and illegal.

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  • R P
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Does your BF receive mail there? Has he changed his driver's license to your address? If the answer to either question is "Yes," he has established residency. If that is the case, you will have to have him evicted through the courts, meaning that you cannot change the locks.

    Also, you need to read your lease to find out if you can change the locks without the landlord's permission.

    Source(s): FL landlord
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  • 7 months ago

    Unless you have some strange law in OK, you can. He is not a tenant and he has not lived there long enough to establish residency in most states.

    Double check OK state law on what it takes to legally establish residency to make sure. Also check with your landlord. You need landlord permission to do that in most states. It is typically OK as long as you give them a key.

    A tenant CAN change the lock with landlord permission.

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  • Jeff T
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    Your landlord has to give you permission first.

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  • 7 months ago

    If he is abusive go to the police. Otherwise you could be breaking laws with stuff like this.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    No, you can't only your landlord can.

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  • Athena
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    This is tricky.

    Why does your "boyfriend" have a key to a place if he is not on the lease?

    If you are living together then you have some legal problems with just shutting him out. I mean, you have legal problems subletting your place, but there are rights he DOES have.

    I also find it odd that you played fast and loose with, well, everything else, and NOW you want to do thigs legally.

    Tell him to remove his things in one week, do it in writing or a text message, and then you can freely change the locks and maybe be smarter the next time.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    No. Your landlord must change the lock.

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