A Fraudulent landlord, who I am living with, is not allowing me access to my mail. I am expecting some very important mail, and she is not allowing me to use her key and refuses to bring my mail inside. I'm planning to go to the post office and get a key of my own when I can arrange ride.
Getting your own key may not necessarily correct the problem. You should consider getting a post office box at your local post office. Getting your mail at the PO Box should abate the problem. In the alternative, if this person is taking your mail, think about finding another place to live.
You should contact your own attorney before deciding on a course of action.
I agree that getting a PO Box and putting in a forwarding order with the post office should solve your whole problem. That said, legally speaking, a landlord likely has no duty to provide you mailbox access or to give you your mail. It is also, however, likely a violation of Federal law for her to appropriate your mail and refuse to give it to you...so she can probably let it sit there in the box and accumulate but she probably cannot legally take it, open it, or dispose of it and if she does, file a complaint with your local post office.
Things are not likely to stop here however - this is most likely a control issue and/or a power battle. Consider whether you really want to continue living in this sort of an arrangement. Good luck.
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