Couple overstays in brother's apartment, demands privacy

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When family members fall on hard times, it's natural to want to help them out. But what happens when they overstay their welcome and demand privacy in your own home? That's the situation one Redditor finds themselves in. The brother and his wife have been living with the poster for several months now, and tensions are high. The brother wants more space and privacy, but the poster is feeling like an intruder in their own living room. The situation reaches a boiling point when the sister-in-law creates a timetable dictating when the poster is allowed to use their own living room. The poster tries to talk it out, but the situation only gets worse, and the brother even goes so far as to install a lock on the living room door. Is the poster in the wrong for not giving their brother and his wife more privacy, or are they being taken advantage of?

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Couple overstays in brother's apartment, demands privacy 🤫

scottaparty | scottaparty

Sister-in-law's 'timetable' for living room use causes tension. 😒

scottaparty | scottaparty

Strict schedule leads to limited privacy for apartment guests 🏢

scottaparty | scottaparty

Assertive response to entitled houseguest's demands 💪

scottaparty | scottaparty

Sister-in-law complains about my constant presence, demands privacy 🤐

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Awkward tension between siblings after couple overstays in apartment 🤐

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Brother's guests demand privacy with a lock 🚪

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Couple overstays and demands privacy in brother's apartment 🏠👀

A man has allowed his brother and his wife to stay with him after they lost their job and savings. However, the couple has now demanded privacy and expects the living room, which they have been occupying, to be exclusively theirs. They have even gone as far as making a timetable for the owner of the apartment to access the living room. This has caused tension between the family members, with the couple insisting on installing a lock to the living room door. The owner of the apartment has refused to allow the installation of the lock, leading to further conflict. The situation has become unbearable with the couple making the owner of the apartment feel unwelcome in his own home. Read on to find out if the owner of the apartment is in the wrong for not giving the couple their privacy or if the couple is being unreasonable.

NTA but brother and SIL are overstaying and taking over OP's apartment. OP should give notice and check local tenant/landlord laws. Commenters suggest brother and SIL are trying to squat and take over the apartment.

shaka0903 | shaka0903

Commenter suggests being a good guest while maintaining privacy 🤝

pluralexistence | pluralexistence

NTA for not wanting to spend all day in your bedroom.

Jaded_Cryptographer | Jaded_Cryptographer

Commenter suggests kicking out couple, replies show support.

porn4302 | porn4302

Don't be a pushover. Kick out the entitled house guests. 👋🏽👋🏽

JackBauer74 | JackBauer74

NTA. Don't let them walk all over you 🚫🚶‍♂️💼. Set boundaries and take back your apartment 🙅‍♂️🏠.

EvanWasHere | EvanWasHere

Couple overstays and demands privacy in small apartment, gets called out 🤔

OneTwoWee000 | OneTwoWee000

Unpaid guests expecting privacy, but are they even contributing?

Deferon-VS | Deferon-VS

Sarcastic comment suggesting OP should move out and save their brother's marriage.

Baator | Baator

Time to kick them out? NTA deserves respect 🙄

---lizzy--- | ---lizzy---

NTA but accepting money from them created a landlord-tenant relationship 🤔

JEFFinSoCal | JEFFinSoCal

🚪👋 Kick them out now! NTA deserved better 🙌

Miss_Skooter | Miss_Skooter

Lock them out with a hefty price tag 💰🔒 #NTA

WineAndDogs2020 | WineAndDogs2020

Stand your ground! You're not the a**hole in this situation 🏠💪

wonderland__teez | wonderland__teez

Entitled couple overstays in brother's apartment, gets called out.

HollyGlen | HollyGlen

Brother's apartment, brother's rules. ESH for overstepping boundaries.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Hosting family: NTA, they demand privacy and blame you.

ImDedNgl | ImDedNgl

NTA. Don't be their patsy. Respect your rules or leave. 🙅🏻‍♀️

endearinglysarcastic | endearinglysarcastic

Commenter defends apartment owner's right to privacy and advises eviction.

H8rsH8 | H8rsH8

Avoid marriage ruining homelessness, NTA grants privacy 🏠

the-happy-sisyphus | the-happy-sisyphus

👏 Stand your ground! Don't let entitled guests take over 🚫

fluff_fluff_fluff | fluff_fluff_fluff

Money for locks, but not for rent? 🤔

awkwardly_competent | awkwardly_competent

Set boundaries and kick them out. NTA. 🚪

mfruitfly | mfruitfly

Give them the boot! NTA demands brother's apartment back 🏠

anonymouspidgen | anonymouspidgen

Brother's guests refuse to leave living room, concerns raised. NTA

airfixalex | airfixalex

Commenter shames brother for inadequate accommodations, YTA verdict.

Torgenator3000 | Torgenator3000

Air mattresses, door locks, and privacy issues in temporary living situation. NTA.

TeamChaos17 | TeamChaos17

Discussion on how to add privacy in open-plan living spaces.

How-I-Really-Feel | How-I-Really-Feel

Be firm and kick them out. NTA. 👊

cagedjaybird | cagedjaybird

Time's up! NTA sets boundaries for overstaying couple 👀

easterwest | easterwest

Serve that eviction notice! 👀👀🏠

crockofpot | crockofpot

Setting boundaries with house guests 💪🏼👌🏼

Nordicraider859 | Nordicraider859

👊🚪 Kick them out, no questions asked. 🚪👊

Lahzerban | Lahzerban

Set boundaries and show them the door 🚪👋

Princesstiy | Princesstiy

Setting boundaries with entitled family overstaying in your apartment 😤


Privacy demands? Get your own apartment! 🤷‍♀️ #NTA

jadepumpkin1984 | jadepumpkin1984

Take back control of your own home 🏠💪

annoyedpotatolady | annoyedpotatolady

Time to kick them out! 👋🏼 NTA for enforcing boundaries.

sizzlingtofu | sizzlingtofu

Stand your ground and keep your privacy. NTA 💪

SilverAgatka | SilverAgatka

Don't be an entitled guest. Get your own apartment 🙄

creamyypasta | creamyypasta

No a-hole here, time to find their own space 🏠

elladee000 | elladee000

Grateful guests vs entitled relatives. Definitely NTA here. 🙌

SpectralSheep | SpectralSheep

Time's up! NTA suggests couple should find a new place 🏠

bearbear407 | bearbear407

SIL pays 1/4 of mortgage, but INFO if they pay rent?

jozepedro | jozepedro

Savage comment shuts down entitled couple's overstaying demands 👊

oldnavy890 | oldnavy890

Plenty of privacy in 12 hrs absence. NTA 😊

Judgypossum | Judgypossum

Stand up for yourself and kick them out! 🚪👋

ChurchMilitant91 | ChurchMilitant91

Take back your space! Your home, your rules 🏠👊

cannibal87 | cannibal87

Entitled couple overstays in brother's apartment, gets called out.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Brother stands up to entitled siblings overstaying in apartment 🙅

NobleOodfellow | NobleOodfellow

Stand up for your privacy and kick them out 🚪👋

Malchutash | Malchutash

Take back control. Give 30 days notice, charge them rent. #NTA 👏

privacyishard | privacyishard

Unbelievable entitlement. Time for them to find new accommodations. 🤯

lady_k_77 | lady_k_77

Set boundaries with family when staying in your home 🏠

mochaluvr1 | mochaluvr1

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