I feel like my landlord is harassing me. In the past 4 years they've done 5-6 inspections a year. Today, my boyfriend woke me and said the maintenance was here to do an inspection. They claimed that they handed me a notice on the 19th that I'd have an inspection, but thast never happened. They mailed one on the 20th that didn't arrive until today then threatened me with a lease violation for refusing them access to the house because I had no notification that they'd be inspecting. The primary leasing manager rescheduled the "special" inspection for a week from today. They said they need to inspect my housekeeping practices. But I don't understand why considering my house is clean and has to be due to the fact I had major abdominal surgery 2weeks ago. I've done nothing to deserve an inspection of housekeeping practice. The only time my house was messy was when I got home from the hospital and the only way they'd know that is if they'd entered my home without notice. They have been driving by the property 2-3 times a day on weekdays. Which makes me feel like I'm under surveillance.
I would say 5-6 inspections per year may be bordering on excessive. When is your lease up? It doesn't appear that you have sustained any damages other than mere frustration - which is probably not enough to warrant getting an attorney involved in the situation. However, if you would like to have an attorney send the landlord a cease and desist letter demanding that the inspections be limited and a specific reason for each inspection be given in writing, an attorney would gladly write one on your behalf - such a service typically costs a few hundred dollars.
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