Q: Tenant refused me to get in for inspecting the apartment. He reported to Housing dept without reaching out to me first.
There are 4 items and all minors according to Housing. But, she refused my multiple requests, and demanding that I have to have a licensed plumber first in order to get in. I told her that I need to understand and assess the damages first, also based on Lease, I have the right to get in for the inspection in an agreed time with Tenant. I hit the wall.
I have a deadline to fix which was set by Housing.
it seems to me the only way to move forward is to file to the court. What would you recommend?
A: My recommendation is sending a demand letter to enter into the house at a proposed time. But since you are dealing with a time crunch, you may have to send your tenant the appropriate notice and then file a summons and complaint in court. This way we can appear in front of a judge and have a Landlord Tenant Judge hear the facts of the case and order your tenant to allow for repairs at an agreed upon time. I have dealt with this issue numerous times, and my firm offers a free in office consultation. Feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions or concerns.
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