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How do I tell the landlord that I have changed the locks?
He keeps irritating me trying to enter my property for bug sprays and other nonsense (he really just seems nosy and annoying). I decided to have the locks to the door professionally changed so he is no longer able to access my apartment.
- Ron AkiaLv 71 month ago
By changing the locks, you have barred a property owner from access to the property that he owns. This is illegal as he, or his agent acting on his behalf, may need an entry in the event of an emergency. Normally, the landlord may enter your property for a purpose as long as they give you advance notice although in cases of emergency, they don't. If water was leaking and flooding another apartment, that landlord has the authority to enter and find the source of the leak. By changing the locks you've prevented him for doing such and could be financially responsible for the additional damage caused by the delay in his gaining entry.
- Common SenseLv 71 month ago
You cannot do that. Change the locks back or give your landlord the new key.
By law, your landlord needs permission to enter your rental , with at last 24 hours notice.
DEMAND that he gives notice and gets permission first.
Send him an e-mail letting him know that you know the law ( but, first do check the law in your state) and document that he has entered without notice on occasions x, y and z in violation of your tenant rights. Then state that you require sufficient notice and that you must be present for all and any entry by him and/or his workers.
- LLv 51 month ago
What you have done is ILLEGAL. As long as you are renting - you can NOT change the locks...........only the landlord can do this. Since you've already done this - you MUST give the landlord new keys or risk being evicted because you've broken your Rental Agreement/Lease.
- garryLv 61 month ago
why it isnt your property!! the landlord owns the property not you , and he can inspect any time he likes uninpeaded , its his property and you can be evicted for damaging his property .
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- curtisports2Lv 71 month ago
You tell him and you give him a key. Failure to do so is grounds for eviction, an illegal lockout on your part, and the landlord can call a locksmith and have the locks changed again at your expense.
- Elaine MLv 71 month ago
Illegal on your part.
Insect infestation needs to be sprayed for multiple times to kill the newly hatched bugs. No access means they spread again to the rest of the building.
- Christin KLv 71 month ago
You can't lock out the owner of your home. YOU don't own it--he does. If you don't like his behavior, you need to address that issue with HIM--not change the locks. That's illegal in most places even if the landlord attempts to gain access more frequently than you like.
Talk to him. Let him know you find his visits intrusive. Make him give you at least 24 hours notice before entering your property. If he won't comply, find another place to live.
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- sunshine_melLv 71 month ago
The thing is though... it's not your apartment. You're legally required to give him keys.
- JudyLv 71 month ago
He can evict you for that.