The following article has been updated to clarify that there is no “double standard” regarding the host’s right to open the door of a guest room in the apartment they rent.
We have been unable to locate any legal precedent that allows hosts to open a guest bedroom door on their own accord, so the above information is merely for those interested in understanding the legalities surrounding the subject.
As for the legality of letting someone into your apartment in the first place, the law is somewhat ambiguous, but in general hosts have a limited right to make their apartments available for guests.
For example, Airbnb hosts can open their properties for up to 30 days before the first of the month, and can open up their apartments for up a month before the end of the calendar year.
But for other hosts, they have a much narrower window of availability, and this can vary from year to year.
Hosts must follow these rules: A host can open a bedroom door for up 30 days, but they can’t let someone in for up until the next day.
Host must keep the bedroom door locked, and the guest must stay at least 20 feet away.
If a guest opens the door and goes back to the bedroom, the host must leave the room open and the door unlocked.
Guests can only enter the room for up of three minutes per day.
A host has no obligation to take the guest out of the bedroom.
Host can open guest bedroom, but cannot let guests in.
A guest can’t go back into the room.
The host can close the door to the room at any time without paying for the space, and they have no obligation for a fee.
Host has to pay for a room and furnish it themselves, and if the room is furnished, the landlord has to make the same room available to guests for the next tenant’s use.
If the room was rented to guests, the hosts have the right to remove it from the premises at any point in the future.
It is illegal to rent out rooms that were not rented out, or to have a guest rent out a room for more than 30 days.
The hosts can’t have any guests who are not the same as the current tenants.
Host is not responsible for any guests’ belongings, including trash, garbage, or mold, that end up on the premises.
Host may be liable for damage to the premises caused by guests’ items.
It can be a landlord’s responsibility to clean up after guests.
If guests get into a dispute with the hosts over any aspect of their arrangement, the guests may choose to take legal action against the hosts.
However, in the end, the legal process takes a while and may take a while for the host to resolve the dispute, and in the meantime the hosts’ liability is capped at a small amount of the room rent.
The laws are very broad and vary from state to state.
In Louisiana, for example, a landlord can’t legally evict a guest for breaking the lease agreement.
However in North Carolina, a host can’t evict a guests for not following the lease terms.
The law also varies widely across the United States.
The Legal Resources section of the New York Times provides a more detailed discussion of how landlord-tenant law works in each state.
There are several common types of cases in which landlords can sue hosts for violating their obligations under the lease.
If you are looking to find legal advice in your area, contact an experienced landlord attorney in your state to learn more about the law, the laws, and how they work in your specific situation.
To find legal information in your own state, visit our state pages for more detailed information about your legal rights.