Washington, DC asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Virginia

Q: Can I sue my rental property?

These “bounty hunters” came to my apartment looking for my ex. They were told that she wasn’t here and hadn’t been since September. This is when they went to the rental office and the personnel allowed maintenance to open my door and let these perfect strangers in my home. They never showed anyone, not me or anyone at the office any type of identification, badge, or warrant but they were let in my home. My son and I were both in our bedrooms when we realized they were in our home. As I opened my bedroom door, they were all 3 coming into my room. Since this has happened, neither one of us can sleep and every little noise scares us. Maintenance is only supposed to be able to enter if there is an emergency or if it’s a routine maintenance call. I just need to know what to do next. I feel like my rights were violated. Is there something I can do and can I sue?

1 Lawyer Answer
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You should make a formal complaint to law enforcement. This is a criminal matter.

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