Posted by TenantNet on January 31, 1998 at 12:19:22:
In Reply to: unlawfull entry? posted by Donna Latimer on January 20, 1998 at 16:18:01:
: I was given a flyer saying that a repair man would come by on a certain
: day to fix things in our apartments.
: I need to know does the repair person have to knock first before he comes
: in my apartment? Or can he just use his key and walk right in?
: In my case he just used his key and walked in and got an eye full of me
: laying nude in my tanning bed!! How embarassing!! I screamed at him to
: close my door and he only closed it a little and stood there, I had to
: scream at him 2 more times before he shut it all the way. He never once
: told me who he was or what he was doing here. I live in California and I
: do not know the laws we tenants have, I think the man should have knocked
: first and told me who he was. Instead he just walked in on me. Is this an
: invasion of privacy? The flyer DID say he would be there that day. If he
: just would have knocked once, I could have said "Hold on, I need to get
: dressed" but I had no chance, this should not have happened! Please give
The question is not if you have to give access, but under what conditions.
This is unlawful entering no matter that you had advance notice. I would
tell the owner that if this happens again, you will call the police and
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