Gulfport, MS asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi

Q: My lessor has been entering my home without warning or notification. Is this legal?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: No, it's not legal for your lessor to enter your home without warning or notification. As a tenant, you have the right to privacy and peaceful enjoyment of your rented space. Landlords are typically required to provide reasonable notice before entering your home, except in cases of emergency. This notice requirement is usually outlined in your lease agreement or governed by landlord-tenant laws in your area.

If your lessor has been entering your home without proper notice, you should first review your lease agreement to confirm the terms regarding landlord entry. If the lessor's actions are in violation of the lease or local laws, you may need to address the issue directly with them. Politely remind them of your rights as a tenant and request that they provide proper notice before entering your home in the future.

If the lessor continues to enter your home without notice despite your requests, you may need to take further action. Consider contacting a local tenants' rights organization or seeking legal advice to understand your options for addressing the situation. Document any instances of unauthorized entry, including dates, times, and any communication with the lessor regarding the matter, as this information may be useful if you need to pursue legal recourse.

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