Can my landlord come into my house whenever she wants without any notification?

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Can my landlord come into my house whenever she wants without any notification?

There are no emergencies and it doesn’t say anything about that in the lease. No calls, no emailds nothing. She has done it at least 3 times in 4 months.

Asked on October 19, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

Catherine Blackburn / Blackburn Law Firm

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Florida law does not give your landlord the right to enter your house whenever she wants.  Unless the lease gives your landlord some right to enter your property, you have the exclusive use of that property.

It sounds like your landlord's actions fall within "unlawful entry," governed by Florida Statutes Chapter 82.  They may also constitute criminal trespass or burglary.

I suggest that you send a trespass notice to your landlord (you can find a form by searching for "trespass notice in florida") and then call the police if she does it again.


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