Is it legal for a landlord to discuss mine and myhusband’s sex life and religion with us?

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Is it legal for a landlord to discuss mine and myhusband’s sex life and religion with us?

My husband and I are basically swingers, and our landlord told us we are “bad” people do to that. My husband posted a joke on-line about God and due to that we are also “bad” people. She came to our house today unannounced to discuss this issue, is that legal for her to do?

Asked on August 21, 2011 Texas

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

For your landlord to come to the unit you are renting to discuss your and your husband's sex life and religion is not illegal, but somewhat in poor taste. What you and your husband do behind closed doors as long as it is not illegal is no one else's business including the landlord's.

In the future, you need to establish boundaries between you and the landlord and keep the relationship that you have with her as landlord and tenants. You need to make it clear that you do not want her coming to your unit making judgments as to you and your husband.

In the future, you and your husband need to minimize contact with your landlord including e mails and texting. For her to have come over to discuss issues with you and your husband goes beyond the landlord tenant relationship.


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