I live in a trailer park and I sublease my trailer through my landlord. I pay lot rent to the trailer park but my trailer payment to my landlord. My landlord has a key to the mailbox even though she doesn't own the lot and just owns the trailer. Is that legal? Also, she had the mailbox lock changed without notifying me or asking permission. Is that also legal?
Are you able to access your mail? Changing the mailbox lock is not an issue unless he or she locked you out of the mailbox. If your landlord is denying you access to your mail, you have a real issue that may be actionable.
However, your landlord having access to your mailbox is not an actionable issue unless he or she is stealing your mail, which is a federal crime. Landlords usually retain access to all parts of the property that they are renting in case of emergency or inspection.
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