Denham Springs, LA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana

Q: What should I do if my landlord enters my apartment before my 60 day notice and does the final inspection without notice

We put our 60-day notice in on 3/31, put our move out date on 5/30. We finished cleaning out our stuff and deep cleaning the apartment the night of 5/30. Logged into their system 5/31 and saw $2,121.58 in cleaning and damage charges put in on the 30th. Meaning they entered the house & did the walkthrough WITHOUT notice. Even our lease agreement specifies that we should meet with a representative for the walkthrough. What should/can we do?

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: I recommend that you fight this. You can ask your landlord for an itemization of the monies he;s charging you as well as he identify the damages. If you dispute the itemization, or if you do not want to speak to the landlord yourself, then I would consult with a general practice or litigation lawyer in your area ---bring the lease and paperwork to the meeting with the lawyer and then decide how you want to proceed. Good luck.

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