Posted by Ace on April 11, 2001 at 17:21:54:
In Reply to: Can landlord enter apartment whenever they want to posted by a on April 11, 2001 at 15:05:32:
The usual timeframe for most states is 24 hour notice by LL before LL entry. The only time an LL can come in unannounced is for repair (busted pipe, water gushing, fire blazing out of your apartment, that kind of thing). Write a polite, short letter stating a request for 24 hour notice and leave an accessible way or ways to reach you in case of repair emergency only. Most LL's are reasonable with giving the 24 hour notice. You are not on call 24-7 for them. If LL cannot agree to a 24 hour notice, check your lease and check with your local housing authority as to what your rights are.
Perhaps you should go to a "spy shop" and buy a hidden camera to see what this LL is up to?
: I posted this at the end of March 2001. Several people responded raising additional issues, but before anyone could respond or I could even read the responses the post was put in the archives. Please repost. Please also see earlier posts which are in the archives for March 2001
: I am being harassed by my landlord in Massachusetts. They have repeatedly threated to break
: into my apartment for so called "inspections." They send a notice about a day or 2 earlier
: declaring that they will be coming in at some unstated time starting early in the morning to late
: afternoon.Some times they do not even come when they threaten but leave me sitting in the
: apartment waiting for them all day Some times they claim that they will be entering on some
: unknown date during a given week. They claim they can break into my apartment at any time
: they want as much as they want for "inspections" even when I am not dressed or asleep. Does
: anyone think this is legal? What can I do to stop this.
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