Q: We have video of our landlord saying harsh and obscene things about my husband and I in our home when we weren't home
My husband and I have been renting since Jan 2020 and have no lease agreement. The other day my husband and I were at work so the landlord called and asked to enter our home to fix the toilet because of leak and replace our refrigerator, ok no big deal. We have a security camera in the house with audio. After we got home we watched our landlord walk in the house and start looking around, touching things and opening our cabinets, is that legal? What really got us upset though was when we heard her talking to the maintenance man about having to replace the wax ring in the toilet and had said "we wouldn't have to replace this ring if it wasn't for these fat lard asses! " She kept going on talking about us in such a hurtful negative way. We are bigger people but definitely not overly obese. My husband and I are so stumped and hurt right now and completely uncomfortable. Is there something we can do, is this legal or do we have to let this roll off our back and not able to do nothing?
A: There's no legal remedy for hurt feelings. Your landlord had no business opening cabinets, unless she had a maintenance reason to do so. Even so, there's no legal remedy for a nosy landlord. Since you have no lease, you are renting month to month or maybe even week to week, so you can always move fairly easily.
Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer
A: Based on my own long-time professional experience dealing with similar landlord/tenant situations--which NEVER get any better--I strongly advise you to get busy finding another place to move and then start packing in time to move out at the end of the month.
A: The legal remedy here for you would be to give the proper statutory notice based upon your oral lease and move elsewhere where you are appreciated.
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