kris  boren
kris boren
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Landlord came to inspect home without our knowledge. When we returned home they were walking out of our house. Is this legal

Our landlord came into our rental home without calling, or letting us know. My husband was dropping me off at work and upon arrival to the home both landlords were walking out of our rental home. All due to a late payment of 600.00. We had already paid them half of the rent and asked for an extention with approval. She then gave us a 3 day notice by hanging an orange paper on our door, taped on our garage for all neighbors to see and also went into our mail box and placed one there as well which is a federal offense.
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val bourque
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I was in a similar situation only more dangerous. I have a disabled child (autism) who had no awareness of danger and wandered/ran aimlessly when not being held and a 4 yr old(now 9) who was eventually dx with ADHD, OCD, ODD. my neighbors had been telling me that the landlord was going in my house when I was out and she did this to previous tenants too! I was a single mom at the time. She was wanting to access the sprinkler system on the back porch but couldn't get to it because I had to keep the backyard locked to prevent my kids from escaping when playing but not have to be on "leashes" in their own backyard.EVERYTHING stayed locked at all times so that there was no chance of forgetting later. Well, one morning I had scheduled with her for a new oven to be installed at 10:00am. She decided she would come early. Well, when she showed up at my house at 8:00 without contacting me, I was in the shower. She then decided to use her garage opener and key to get in.Needless to say, I came out of the shower and didn't hear my children (they were NEVER quiet) and called and heard nothing.So I walked into the front of what i thought was a securely locked house IN A TOWEL and found the landlady and a sears installer in my kitchen with the oven and my kids were in the road! She let them out of the house and I went insane on that lady! I then inquired about the laws in FL to determine if it was legal for her to enter the house as she pleased when I was gone, HELL NO! when you rent a home it is just that, YOUR HOME. you have reasonable expectation of privacy and all rights a homeowner would have with regard to privacy. It is state law here that they must give 24 hour notice for ANYTHING unless emergency. So any lease regardless of what it says does not supersede the law. I then hung a sign on the front door that said "Ms __ if u r close enough to read this u r breaking the law, if you enter the house i will have you arrested! PROBLEM SOLVED!
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Dennis Kunnen
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Your wrong about most of this. The signed lease determines the law.

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Neil Blumberg
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See my recent comment on a similar question. The answer's the same. http://hotpads.com/answers/question/506_How-often-can-my-landlord-show-my-h

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