Q: I was wondering if my landlord can change my locks on my apartment and not let me in because i turned off my electric.
Its was a month to month so no lease. I payed my rent for the month and started moving some of my things into a storage unit and my landlord changed my locks even though i have 2 weeks left in my rent
A: No he/she cannot. Immediately call 911 at the apartment and provide the officer's your landlord's information.
I agree with my colleague - your landlord cannot lock you out of your apartment, especially if you have 2 weeks left on your lease. Here's a publication I found online which you might find useful, https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/tenants_rights.pdf On page 36, it reads as follows: "Landlords may not take the law into their own hands and evict a tenant by use of force or unlawful means. For example, a landlord cannot
use threats of violence, remove a tenant’s possessions, lock the tenant out of the apartment, or willfully discontinue essential services such as water or heat." Call the Police and report the situation.
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