I'm not on the lease where I live but my boyfriend name is though. Landlord knows that I have lived with my boyfriend since he moved in. However problem is my boyfriend went to jail and doesn't look like he's going to get out soon. Luckily I've been able to pay my rent on time to landlord past 2 months. Problem is landlord enter my apartment without notice while I was in shower. So that my boyfriends Mom could she if I was home or not. I feel violated and upset.
You aren’t on the lease. The landlord doesn’t know who you are. They don’t know if you live there or are just squatting. The landlord doesn’t know your name.
The landlord is not psychic. Merely seeing you at the property does not mean that the landlord knows you live there.
If you want to be on the lease, you have to apply to live there on a lease, otherwise the landlord could act to remove you at any time.
Landlords need to give tenants a 24-hr notice before entering home.. but if you aren't on the lease, you aren't a tenant, how would he/she have any of your contact information? Why would a landlord expect to see someone in there, when he knows his tenant is in jail?
If you want to be a tenant and get all the rights of a tenant, just contact the landlord, explain the situation and ask to apply or at least sublease while your BF is away... unless you don't qualify, I'm sure he/she would be perfectly fine just continuing it with you vs. having a vacancy.
Contact your landlord and have a sit down conversation. Never assume anything.
@Lillian Hurtarte as others suggested, talk to the landlord. Make sure they are aware that YOU paid rent the last two months. Ask the landlord if they want you to keep paying rent and live there. If so, you need to be on a lease. If you pay any further rent, make sure it is a check or money order with your name on it. Keep a photo for your records. Even if you are not on the lease, but the landlord is aware you are paying rent and living there, you become a tenant by default. If the landlord doesn't want you living there, they should ask you to leave.
Again, the best solution is to sit down with the landlord and get a lease put in place. Otherwise you may want to consider moving into a new place.