The past three managers have entered my apartment w/o my consent over the last three years living at this location which made me feel violated and betrayed. I was NOT given any sort of notice written or verbal notice before entery.
I feel I should be treated with respect by being able to protect my comfort animal (my male neutered cat) from escaping my apartment.
Would it be legal for me to put up surveillance with audio and two way radio in my apartment to use in court as evidenced in a law suit that claim’s for damages of emotional stress and psychological damages due to this type of invasion of privacy?
What should be the maximum I could sue the corporation for this form of breaking and entering?
Would this constitute as a form of abuse for a person on federal disability?
(Note: the complex management states they must have a set of keys to all the apartments and outdoor storage due to fire marshal inspections and Terms in lease. As far as I understand it the corporation is supposed to give a two day notice of entery because of WA law. That way the tenent can opt in to be home due to repairs and scheduled inspections.)
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Why would you have to announce you have surveillance of your own private residence? All those signs you see are to alert the public entering an area that they are on camera. A private residence is NOT a place of public accommodation.
What exactly are these managers looking for? Are they stealing from you, or just using your toilet? What?
The managers are only permitted to enter without notice in case of emergency (water or smoke coming out of your unit are common examples). Even legitimate notices are not to be used in a way that harasses the tenant.
Housing Discrimination issues are handled through Fair Housing. They are pretty tough on landlords that mess with disabled people and their service animals. Often, the DFEH process results in the tenant relocating on the landlord's dime.
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