The Landlord would likely argue that an emergency/exigent circumstance (i.e. potential water damage) allowed and justified Landlord to enter the Tenant's unit. Without the existence of the water leak or some other reason justifying their entrance, the Landlord could be guilty of a forcible entry and certain statutory damages.
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If this is the first time it happened, ignore it. If it happens again, you need to discuss boundaries with your landlord. You can always put a chain on the door and keep it locked when you are home.
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This is a genuine emergency, so yes, the landlord can neter without waiting for permission.
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