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Re: Help! Landlord wants unlimited access for a month!!

Posted by richard on September 09, 1999 at 19:52:06:

In Reply to: Help! Landlord wants unlimited access for a month!! posted by Bev on September 09, 1999 at 19:45:53:




: I'm hoping you can help. The landlord of an 800-unit apartment complex issued a letter Saturday stating that they would be replacing patio doors over the next several weeks. They requested that we:
: A) Clear the patio of all plants, barbeques and other items (no word on where we should store the items)
: B) Clear a four-foot area of all furniture and plants INSIDE the house next to the patio door ( word on where to put the 400-pound dining room table or costly computer equipment)
: C) Remove blinds or window treatments ("if you require staff assistance, please call to arrange an appointment.")
: The letter stated that "construction staff will be on the patio/balcony areas throughout the week prior to and after installation...We ask that all residents take precautions and utilize commonsense (sic) regarding valuables in your home. We will have a Lake Grove employees (sic) open/close all apartments...We have worked with Window Specialist previously and trust the company but we ask for your cooperation to secure your personal items."

: This is an open order, and it seems the construction crews will be able to come and go at will. I am EXTREMELY hesitant to allow anyone into my apartment when I'm not present, because it would be impossible to secure thousands of dollars worth of stereo and computer equipment.
: My question is: Can you point me to a New York statute that outlines how much notice a landlord must give prior to entering my apartment? If I have posted a note on the front door stating that "We wish to be present during any maintenance. Please call .. etc etc... am I protected from his/her intrusion?

: Any help you can give would be much appreciated.

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