If my landlord has entered illegally and I don’t want to live here any more, what can I do?

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If my landlord has entered illegally and I don’t want to live here any more, what can I do?

She gives us these bogus notices that she needs to come in and make repairs so we have to change our schedules every week, she comes in snoops around, takes pictures of my stuff, never makes repairs, then I caught her in my place with no notice. My stress level is through the roof I can’t stand the sight of this woman I have to move; I have never lived in a more hostile environment.

Asked on February 20, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You need to report her to the agency who handles landlord tenant consumer complaints and explain that she has breached the agreement by failing to make repairs and more importantly, by failing to provide proper statutory notice. You may indicate to her in writing in the interim that her actions have caused a material breach of your lease and that she is not allowed to enter the apartment without your permission and you will not give permission because she has violated state law with improper notice and she has violated your privacy.


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