Can My Landlord Enter My Apartment -- Or Let Repairmen In -- When I'm Not There?

Housing laws do not address a landlord`s ability to enter an apartment, or let repairmen in, without prior notification. If you want to establish what the ground rules are in your case, the HRA suggests you come to an agreement with your landlord before you move in. Some tenants insist on being there (when repair work is to be done) and ask the landlord for, say, 24­hours` notice, says Hay. If the relationship is good enough, then some kind of agreement can be reached.

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