What to fo ig my backyard has a gate and we put a lock on it for the safety of our young children and my landlord demanded that we give him a copy of the key?

He now comes and goes as he pleases in and out of the backyard with no notice. hen he gave a copy of the key to the gas compan, and the maintenance guy. Is this legal?

Asked on September 14, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Arizona


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, you as a tenant are required to provide your landlord with keys for access to your rental for safety and emergency purposes. However, under the laws of all states in this country, your landlord cannot legally come to your rental at odd times. He or she must give reasonable notice of coming onto the rental which is typically at least 24 hours notice.


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