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Re: Landlord's Right to Enter Apartment

Posted by Provost on October 02, 2001 at 00:05:06:

In Reply to: Landlord's Right to Enter Apartment posted by John Rogers on October 01, 2001 at 16:35:16:

If your landlord does not have a key to your lock, and there is an actual emergency (fire, leaky pipe, etc.) you bet the door will be broken down to gain access to your apartment. And the lock will be replaced by the landlord's locksmith, and the bill will be sent to you.

For non emergency repairs, in general he can enter by giving 24 hours notice. Many leases allow access for purposes like showing the apartment to prospective renters or buyers. Check your lease.

: What are my rights with respect to refusing entry to my apartment for non-emergency and non-repair reasons? My landlord does not have a key for one of the locks. Can he legally break into my apartment using a locksmith to destroy the lock?

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