What About Political Signs?

A landlord may be able to force you to remove a political sign from your window. The First Amendment to the Constitution provides that the government may not abridge any citizen`s right to freedom of speech, and that means political expression of any kind. But the amendment does not cover private relations, such as between a landlord and tenant. It is common for a lease to contain a clause that forbids the tenant to exhibit any sign, political or otherwise, in the window or elsewhere in the apartment without the approval of the landlord.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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