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Old 09-03-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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Yesterday, my landlord sent a worker over to deal with a problem we've been having. He was completely unannounced. The worker told me that he wasn't given any contact information for me to coordinate entrance. The LL lives around the corner and has been clear that he can always let someone in if we're not home, but he hasnt been very respectful of our privacy. Yesterday, my husband has just gotten home from surgery and my son was napping when the man got here. It was a really bad time. When I told him it wasn't a good time he said he'd come back next month!! Our bathroom is unusable so this isnt really an option.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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Usually 24hrs minimum is required. He's breaking the law and sounds like he is a sleezeball to boot.
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:12 PM
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Location: South Metro Denver for 25 years
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It depends on your lease, but in an emergency situation, they do not have to give notice.

It was inconvenient, but you probably should have let him do the job.
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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We told him on Monday that someone needed to come work on the bathroom. He didn't get anyone there until Thursday. So, even though I thought it was an emergency, he obviously didn't. Given the time frame there was plenty of time to schedule a visit. Anytime before Thursday would have been fine.

I am specifically asking for laws pertaining to the state of NC.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I would research landlord/tenant rights in NC

Here's a place to start:

http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/...ordHandout.pdf
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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Batroom isn't an emergency unless there is flooding or you only have one bathroom and the toilet isn't working. We usally have someone out within 24 hours.

The other day a lady called with all kind of complains and if we could fix it...We had someone within 24 hrs checking on everything and 2 weeks later we still have nothing fixed because everytime the handymand tried to schedule an appointment she canceled so now we told her...call us when you have time and it is mor then a week ago and she hasn't called...perhaps she is complaining elsewhere...but she isn't helping her situation by not willing to help out with oepning her home to get it fixed...this is another side of property management...
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Actually, since you called in a problem, it could be implied that you knew someone was going to come in and fix it. It is not like the LL chose to show up out of the blue, you basically invited the repair person in by calling the LL.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: NJ
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First, check your lease. Does it say anything about when people can enter. Second, be happy someone came to fix the problem you comlained about.
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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The repairman did not enter your property without an invitation. You notified the LL of a problem that needed to be addressed. The worker showed up, apparently when you were home to make repairs or at least assess the situation for repairs. That is not entering your property. That is a case of showing up to make repairs without an appointment. You need to be glad someone showed up to make the repairs. Becasue it was not a good time for you is the problem.
As previously stated, be glad the LL addressed the problem in a timely manner.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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Actually, since you called in a problem, it could be implied that you knew someone was going to come in and fix it. It is not like the LL chose to show up out of the blue, you basically invited the repair person in by calling the LL.
Yes, but they came 4 days later! I just don't understand this way of thinking. This is the first time I've ever rented a house. I've been a homeowner until this point in my life. I've never had a problem with a company coming to fix anything or scheduling at least a range of time that they may be there. (i.e. between 8am and 12 noon) on such and such a day.
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