Posted by TenantNet on January 16, 1999 at 02:29:01:
In Reply to: Re: Landlord entering apartment, any lawyers please read posted by Liz on January 08, 1999 at 22:09:55:
: I appreciate what you are saying. But I do not know if I am overreacting, underreacting, or what. The lease stipulates that I may not change the locks. I am hesitant to call the police on my own landlord for trying to enter a house he owns. I don't want to be a troublemaker. I know he is supposed to give notice before coming, but if he doesn't, is his attempt to enter really on the same level as a stranger's? Does anybody know what the actual LAW is on this?
You are not overreacting. ALthough he "owns" the house, your renting gives
you rights akin to ownership (a lawyer can explain this better). He has
rights to enter, but they are limited. Most areas allow you to change locks
even if the lease says no. But the locks will not prevent his behavior.
That takes your willing to read the riot act and stand up for your rights.
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