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§ 117. Commencement of tenancy--Delivery of possession--Wrongful possession--Limitations on use...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 41. Landlord and Tenant

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 41. Landlord and Tenant
Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (Refs & Annos)
41 Okl.St.Ann. § 117
§ 117. Commencement of tenancy--Delivery of possession--Wrongful possession--Limitations on use--Rights regarding occupants--Reasonable occupancy limitation
A. At the commencement of the term a landlord shall deliver full possession of the premises to the tenant in compliance with the rental agreement and Section 118 of this title. Except as otherwise provided in this act,1 the landlord may bring an action for possession against any other person wrongfully in possession and may recover his damages.
B. A rental agreement may provide reasonable limitations upon use of a dwelling unit or premises by a tenant or occupant. A landlord shall have the right to demand that an occupant vacate the dwelling unit or the premises or both if such occupant breaches any condition of the rental agreement which would be enforceable against the tenant. If a landlord makes a written request to the tenant or to the occupant for the occupant to depart from the dwelling unit or the premises or both, the occupant shall comply. If the occupant wrongfully fails to comply within a reasonable time, the occupant shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a trespass and may be punished by a fine of not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or by confinement in the county jail for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days or by both such fine and imprisonment.
C. An occupancy limitation of two (2) persons per bedroom residing in a dwelling unit shall be presumed reasonable for this state. The two-person limitation shall not apply to a child or children born to the tenants during the course of the lease.


Laws 1978, c. 257, § 17, eff. Oct. 1, 1978; Laws 1995, c. 149, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1995.


Title 41, § 101 et seq.
41 Okl. St. Ann. § 117, OK ST T. 41 § 117
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 329 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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