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Old 05-20-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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I hope someone can here can help me with this. It looks like there are a lot of apartment-related questions here, so I am going to give it a try.

For about the last six weeks, my landlord has been requesting to enter my apartment about twice a week. First it was termite inspectors, then estimates about construction work, someone from her bank, the maintenance man checking my garbage disposal, etc. I asked the tenant who lives next door to me if the landlord has been in her apartment recently and she said no.

Although the landlord has given me a 24-hour notice, for some reason, it doesn't feel right. And, I am getting the feeling something or something(s) are missing. I get the feeling people are rummaging through drawers but I can't prove it.

What do I do in this instance? One tenant told me that a few years ago, the landlord suspected some tenants were smoking pot in their apartment and the landlord got some of her "friends" to pose as termite inspectors to go in and act like termite inspectors but actually check to see if pot was around.

I am not doing anything illegal, so I don't know what the point of it all is?

Please help!
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:58 AM
 
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Spycam. If you catch them rummaging through your stuff on video, you can simply have your lawyer call their insurance company and start talking settlement.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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I hope someone can here can help me with this. It looks like there are a lot of apartment-related questions here, so I am going to give it a try.

For about the last six weeks, my landlord has been requesting to enter my apartment about twice a week. First it was termite inspectors, then estimates about construction work, someone from her bank, the maintenance man checking my garbage disposal, etc. I asked the tenant who lives next door to me if the landlord has been in her apartment recently and she said no.

Although the landlord has given me a 24-hour notice, for some reason, it doesn't feel right. And, I am getting the feeling something or something(s) are missing. I get the feeling people are rummaging through drawers but I can't prove it.

What do I do in this instance? One tenant told me that a few years ago, the landlord suspected some tenants were smoking pot in their apartment and the landlord got some of her "friends" to pose as termite inspectors to go in and act like termite inspectors but actually check to see if pot was around.

I am not doing anything illegal, so I don't know what the point of it all is?

Please help!
Well, landlords are not suppose to just enter your apartment on a whim, they are suppose to have sufficient reason, and if they don't, it can be very bad for them. It is almost like breaking and entering.

First of all, are you a pot smoker? Even if, there really is nothing she can do about it anyway. I had problems with pot smokers at the last place I lived and the landlord did nothing and even the cops did nothing.

I assume you work and can't be home as often as she is coming in. For me, I never let anyone in my apartment when I am not there. If it is an emergency, that is different. Did you ask the maintenance man to fix your disposal? If you said there was nothing wrong with it, then why would he come up to just look at it?

If you can be there, ask to see these people's credentials, ask for a business card, etc. If they don't have one or your landlord acts strange about it, they are messing with you and I think you have sufficient cause to break your lease.
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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No, I am not a pot smoker. I don't do drugs, don't smoke or drink.

The maintenance guy said there was some leaking in the apartment below me and they thought it might have something to do with my disposal.

I like the idea about the camera though.
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