The rules of residence make it clear that kids can only live in the condo block if their parents are there with them, but Madonna claims the guidelines were put in place years after she signed the lease.

The pop superstar insists when she originally signed, the deal was the apartment could be used by her, her spouse, her children, other relatives and even domestic employees - without her being in the building.

She claims the rules were changed in April, 2014.

In her suit, obtained by TMZ.com, Madonna is calling for the owners to void the home alone rule and clearance for her team of housekeepers and nannies.