Chicago, IL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: LL wouldn’t fix sump pump and fridge so I did. Do they have to have access to inspect tenant repair even if Im not home

I went over 2 months without a fridge

And sump pump, so I finally went and got them with my own money. I told them I finally fixed the stuff and now they are saying they will be here early Monday morning(it’s saturday night) and they must do an inspection since it was a tenant repair. I feel they just want to snoop because they have been trying to evict me. Told me my dog must be put in cage. Well I told them I didn’t want anyone in my home when I’m not home due to past break ins(which I had to pay for repairs). Landlord said they don’t care they are coming in anyhow. In Indiana does a landlord really HAVE TO inspect work done by a tenant? I feel they should have been this worried about it the last 2 months. Not now that it’s fixed.. are they breaking laws? They won’t let me send them a video of it working properly. Even though it shows what they want to see

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1 Lawyer Answer

Alexander Florian Steciuch

Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: A landlord can inspect the property even if the tenant is not home, as long as there is proper notice. There is no law in Indiana that a landlord must inspect repair work done by a tenant, but a landlord would be a fool not to inspect any repair work done on the property as improper repair work, especially work done on anything related to water or electricity, has the possibility to cause further damage to the property if done incorrectly.

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