Pahrump, NV asked in Landlord - Tenant for Nevada

Q: Can I be made to let a landlord in for a "emergency" inspection with less than 24 notice with cops involved? Help!

As of 8:00pm last night, there was no notice on my door. This morning there was and somehow she has already arranged cops to be there. and has slandered me somehow. I have documented her discrimination for my disability. She charges me more rent than anyone, she makes fun of my Asperger's in texts to me, Now she has cops being told (Im guessing) i'm some kind of threat. I have 5 months of documenting her gaslighting, switching her moods, lying to others about me and passive aggressively every month threatens to evict me. She is quite sick.

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

A: I'm sorry to hear you are dealing with such a difficult and stressful situation with your landlord. Here are a few key points regarding your rights and the situation:

- In most jurisdictions, landlords are required to give at least 24 hours written notice before entering a rental unit, except in the case of a true emergency. Even then, the nature of the emergency should be clearly stated.

- It is illegal for landlords to discriminate against or harass tenants based on disability. The behavior you describe, such as making fun of your Asperger's and charging higher rent, may constitute disability discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.

- Having police present for a routine inspection would be very unusual. Landlords cannot misrepresent a situation to law enforcement.

- Document everything carefully in writing - the notice given, any communications with your landlord, and events that transpire. Having a clear record will be important if you need to file a complaint or pursue legal action.

- Contact a local tenant's rights organization, disability advocacy group, or housing authority to discuss the situation and understand your options. Many cities have free legal aid services for low-income tenants facing harassment or discrimination.

- If your landlord proceeds with an unlawful entry, clearly state your objection in writing. Do not physically interfere, but document carefully. You may have grounds for a harassment complaint.

Remember, you have a right to peacefully enjoy your home without undue harassment, threats, or discrimination, regardless of your disability. I would strongly encourage you to seek legal guidance right away given the escalating nature of your landlord's conduct. Wishing you all the best and hope you are able to quickly resolve this unacceptable situation.

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