Ok so I’m a 19 year old living with my parents in a small crappy apartment. The landlord knocked like a million times and when we opened the door she came in with two workers. They said they needed to check the apartments for repairs (which they don’t repair anything and just want their money). I asked my parents if they give permission and they said no because we were busy. I told her no and to come back tomorrow. She started flipping out on me and saying that she can’t come back tomorrow (was all the way inside the kitchen). I told her that she doesn’t have permission to be inside because they didn’t even give us a notice. The workers even agreed and said “let’s leave, we didn’t even give them a 24 hour notice.” She then questioned me and yelled at me and said that I had to leave right now because I’m not under the lease. Asked for ID and name (which I didn’t give) she then went into the apartment forcefully. She then started accusing my parents of things and even mentioned bringing up a court case. We haven’t done anything wrong. My parents do owe her like 400 dollars (because dad has been unemployed but also because they don’t make any repairs and such). What can we do? Please
That is a straightforward violation of your "right to quiet enjoyment" and it is illegal. You can sue your LL for three months' rent plus attorneys fees.
You should call an attorney ASAP. If you file suit first it may also prevent an eviction.
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I agree that the landlord has breached your right to quiet enjoyment of the apartment. It's good that there were witnesses present. If I were you I would hire an attorney to assist you with this.
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