Q: My landlords are selling the house. We are still on the lease for a year.
we'd explicitely told the realtor handling the house that we were not comfortable with recording or pictures and it would always be a no. She said she'd inform the realtor taking people through.
Someone came through today and I noticed as they were leaving that the woman was recording.
Neither she nor the realtor asked and she got nasty when I asked her to delete it.
Im worried they'll get us in trouble with the landlord for being uncooperative but I think I have the right to deny recording and pictures of my apartment especially since we werent informed or asked.
Particularly since I had a massive anxiety attack while they were here and she had her phone pointed at me for a period of time
A: All leases in NJ, whether written or oral, are deemed to include the provision of quiet enjoyment. This means tat, except in an emergent situation no one is allowed in your apartment without your consent. You have the right to place reasonable conditions of the allowance to enter. Tell the Landlord and broker that if anyone is shown the apartment, the visitor must leave the phone/ camera outside. Place a sign on your front that pictures or filming is not permitted.
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