Q: Did my landlord enter my unit without consent?
I submitted a repair request through a platform and under access instructions I wrote, "ask when I'm home," so they would schedule a time with me. They came by while I was getting ready to shower so ignored the knock but after about a minute they entered my unit and I had to run to close the door. They claim that because I checked a box stating "permission to enter," my request for scheduling an appointment is essentially waived. This doesn't seem right to me and I feel violated.
A: When a tenant submits a maintenance request, it is an automatic permission to enter during reasonable hours for the next 7 days - unless it is expressly qualified otherwise in the request. "Ask when I'm Home" is not sufficient, in my opinion, to deny a landlord's automatic right of entry.
Katherine Goodman agrees with this answer
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