Can a Landlord Keep Me From Having Guests In My Apartment
A landlord can place any conditions on a tenancy not regulated by law (discrimination, waivers of liability, etc). However, such conditions have to be clearly stated in any written lease agreement in order for the landlord to terminate a tenancy for “cause” (leading to slightly accelerated eviction proceedings).
If the lease is silent about the number or frequency of visitors, then the best the landlord can do is to refuse to extend the tenancy at whatever the next relevant opportunity is. In the case of lease, it will be prior to the termination of the existing lease. In tenancy at will cases, it is at least 1 month before the last month the landlord wants the tenant there.
To avoid problems before they arise, you should be clear with your landlord upfront about any plans or ideas of guest stays. The best policy in these cases is open conversation.