Q: Is it legal for a lease to give a landlord permission to break into an apartment?
The lease gives the property managers permission to enter the apartment when the tenant is not present, without notice, or permission. It also allows the property managers to break any windows/doors to enter. Is this legal?
A: Yes. Ordinarily, breaking in isn’t necessary because property management has a key for routine maintenance, inspection, pest control, etc. But every once in a while, you get a tenant who changes the lock.
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