Beaverton, OR asked in Landlord - Tenant for Washington

Q: Is it legal for your landlord to come over without giving notice& unlock the door and let himself in?

Once a landlord gives you a three day notice but the reason you’re not paying rent is because of on habitable conditon

On the third day of the notice to your landlord comes over for some unknown On the third day of the notice to your landlord comes over for some unknown reason knocks on the door and since no one answers he walks in without giving any notice he is coming over at all knocks on the door and since no one answers he unlocks the door and let himself in to go and look at the repair that has been going on for 36 days now. I have been sleeping on a mattress in my living room because my bedroom is not assessable due to this mold and repair situation.

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A: Typically landlords must give reasonable notice prior to entering a home for a valid reason. This may have been properly effectuated, but your facts are a bit vaguely stated. The bigger issue seems to be the delayed repairs to the home during a mold infestation. Why are you still in the home rather than being provided alternate housing at the landlord's expense during this time period? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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