Q: I signed a lease with a real estate company. Landlord has decided to sell the her home. Lease expires in October.
Owner's Agent notified me of owners need to inspect the premises. I requested that she wear gloves and mask. Owner said she would comply. I have extenuating health issues. Landlord has known about these issues. I was recently hospitalized for 4 days, because of a compromised immune system. I'm unable to get vaccinated. I asked Landlord and agent to consider visual tours or I asked if they could work with my schedule regarding viewings, so that I can ensure safety protocols. I was ignored again. I contacted Owner's agent to get some information, she told me to look at lease. Owner has violated lease twice in two weeks. Owner & broker attempted access to my premises without notification. Neither owner or broker wore masks or gloves. I notified Owner's Agent, she never responded. Three weeks later, I was informed of a showing. I asked owner if she would consider my privious request, she said no and if I didn't comply, she would evict me. Is there any to protect myself?
A: To give any specific advise an attorney would need to review your lease. I would suggest calling an attorney and forwarding him the lease agreement to determine a course of action appropriate to protect your interests. Because there is an upcoming showing time is of the essence. If it is a violation of the lease to enter the premises without your permission then you could likely apply for an immediate injunction to stop the showing until the lease provisions are complied with.
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