Originally Posted by Texas Proud
This is where actually reading the lease make a difference...
DD and BF each read the lease before signing. There is nothing about cameras in the lease. In fact, each one found loopholes in the lease that are in the tenants' favor -- but of course they did not point these out to the landlord.
In her dealings thus far with the LL, DD thinks he's "not very smart". They are still waiting for a decision from the LL couple. DD and BF have decided that if the LL plans to install cameras that can see the doors, garage, or back yard, they will pull out the lease and argue that since cameras are not specified in the lease, they are not allowed. If LL still insists on installing cameras, DD and BF will look for a new place.
Also heard more backstory. Apparently, the horses got out of the pasture the day after DD and BF took possession of the keys to the house. (They did not start moving in until a couple of days later.) But the horse people are blaming the new tenants for letting the horses out. Which they didn't. Now the horse gate is locked and only the horse people have keys, but maybe the horse people want to keep an eye on the tenants too!