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Unread 11-11-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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Default can maintenance open you're apartment without notice?

question... I'm currently living in an Apartment complex... and someone from the apartment maintenance where trying to open my door... are they allowed to open my apartment without previous notice?
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Unread 11-11-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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question... I'm currently living in an Apartment complex... and someone from the apartment maintenance where trying to open my door... are they allowed to open my apartment without previous notice?
Legally, yes, they can enter your apartment without prior notice; however, management will typically give you some form of notice in advance.

Emergencies are a different story.
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Unread 11-11-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Read your contract, but most likely yes, they're probably in their right to enter your apt. to do needed maintenance that you've requested or that's a known problem.
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Unread 11-11-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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so basically they just can pop on your apartment without notice , open your door and look thru your stuff... and if you are on the bathroom or something... whoooo... that sucks...
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Unread 11-11-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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so basically they just can pop on your apartment without notice , open your door and look thru your stuff... and if you are on the bathroom or something... whoooo... that sucks...
I'm pretty sure they aren't allowed to rifle through your belongings, no, and they usually knock before coming in.
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Unread 11-11-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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I thought they had to give at least 24 hours notice.
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Unread 11-11-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure they aren't allowed to rifle through your belongings, no, and they usually knock before coming in.
yea may be they are not allowed.. but who will be there to be sure?
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Unread 11-11-2009, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Well... You trust your fellow man not to be a thief.

Remember trust? What our society is built on?
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Unread 11-11-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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they can if there is a good enough reason are if you asked them to fix soemthing!! Be carefull though because i just moved to an apartment in fl 4 months ago so there was nothing they needed to fix and I noticed 2 watches have been missing. I'm a very clean person and I always put my watches in the same place so one day I noticed they were gone 2 different times. They 2weeks later a matienecne man was fired for stealing from apartments.. How could I prove this though!!! Good luck!!!If you got alot of exspensive things buy a camera it's worth it.Even still you wouldn't want him or her coming and just laying on your couch while you are at work, Right!!
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Unread 11-11-2009, 11:22 PM
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I don't think the maintenance people will steal my belongings, but I still don't want them there without notifying me in advance. I have a webcam that I can set to record when it detects motion.
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