Q: Can a leasing agency legally enter my apartment when I am not present and without my permission if I live in Michigan?
The leasing agency did a complex-wide inspection for pets. My apartment was inspected while I was not there, and I did not give permission. They claim to have sent six notices of the inspection to my email weeks beforehand, but I did not receive any emails about inspections. Is what they're doing legal if the reason for entry is not an emergency?
Edit: The lease states they can enter a residence at any time for any reason. However, if this were breaking a law, that lease would obviously be invalid. It's like if a lease said the landlord has the right to punch the tenant in the face whenever. Just because it's in the lease doesn't mean it coincides with the law. And there a several online resources that state it is not legal unless for an emergency.
A: They can enter only if there is proper notice that is usually defined in a provision within the lease, or if there is an emergency. For more information please see www.ProvenResource.com
Kenneth V Zichi agrees with this answer
A: Mr Sole is right and the piece of the puzzle we are missing is WHAT does your LEASE say?
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