Landlord says attached backyard is "not ours" using it as a garden. Is this legal? Legal to prevent access to my fuse box?
She showed us the backyard when showing the apartment and included it in the description. It was one of the reasons we decided to rent.
The lease does not state that the backyard doesn't belong to us, nor that she would be using it independently. My lease also says that this is a "private residence".
We have no access to our electric switch and fuse box - electricity has gone off several times and she expects us to call her and wait....
Electric surge solution was to have a 25 foot electric cord running from a bedroom to the living room.
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The landlord may certainly keep up a garden on the land she owns. You are renting the private residence but the backyard still belongs to the owner
When you blow a fuse you must report that to the owner. That is common
Simply do not overload any one fuse