Does "Dwelling" include yards and roof for 24 hour notice from landlord?
1 attorney answer
The statutory definition of "dwelling" is "a structure," and that would seem to encompass the roof. But your question seems to implicate your right to quiet use and enjoyment of a rented property. This is why a landlord generally first has to give notice before coming to the property. The law does not distinguish between doing inside the unit and outside. Nor does it allow the landlord to go up on the roof or in the backyard. A landlord, of course, is free to drive by. But if he is on the roof and disrupting your dogs, that would seem to violate your right to quiet use and enjoyment. If the condition was an emergency, the landlord might be justified.