First, we have the landlords. Have sympathy for us, they say. Landlording is a thankless business. We are suffering in the down economy. Mortgage, taxes, and maintenance are heavy expenses, and our property values are through the floor. On top of all that, there are the daily confrontations with the intricacies of landlord-tenant law; for, instance, asks amysanchez7, what do I do when Johnny Law wants access to my tenant's space?
When should a landlord give police access to a tenants apartment or dwelling place? If there is no search warrant, and no imminent danger is present, should the landlord give access to a unit? If access is determined as unreasonable search and seizure and a violation of the 4th Amendment, can I be sued?
Yes, it's tough out there for landlords. But tenants get no peace either. Read on for the other side of this story.
My landlord keeps coming in unannounced to check on the place and also sends workmen in unannounced. I am a single woman and live in Illinois and feel violated. Do I have the right to ask for notification before he/they arrive unlock my door and enter?
So here we are. The landlord wants in; the tenants wants the landlord out. From opposite sides of the door, everyone's looking to The Law to provide a definitive answer. Greedy Associates, rack your brains, access your 1L Property memories, and head over to Answers to settle this score.