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    I probably have this in the wrong place and probably on the wrong site also, but here goes: I know that a Landlord has to give a minimum of 24 hours written warning before he/she makes a 'property check'. This is clear. What happens however if a landlord is forced by the environmental health people to attend a property concerning repairs and performs a surreptitious check into closed rooms without permission, ie, an almost adult child's bedroom, a couple's bedroom and a private study. What are the rights of the tenant who truly feels his/her privacy has been violated? Can this be vrought before a court? If so how does one go about this action. Any help graciously accepted
    Hagar
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    tagging Crazy council Diana M ??
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      maybe try des8Amethyst*too??
      Debt is like any other trap, easy enough to get into, but hard enough to get out of.

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      • #4
        I'm trying to put this into context.
        Were the LA environmental health notified by the tenant of disrepair that was not being addressed by the landlord?
        Did this follow a period of dispute with the landlord?
        Relations between landlord and tenant are poor??

        The landlord was required to attend the property... was this attendance accompanied by the tenant and/or environmental health officers?
        As he was required to attend the property, the tenant must have implicitly at least agreed to the landlord entering.
        Did that permission expressly limit the visit to certain areas of the premises?
        You say the landlord performed "surreptitious check into closed rooms".
        If it was surreptitious and not openly carried out how did the tenant discover it had happened?
        If the permission did not expressly limit the visit to certain areas it might be argued the landlord could check the rest of the premises anyway whilst he was there.
        That would be less disruptive to the tenant if it meant one visit less.,

        What would the tenant be claiming?damages for breach of the tenant's right to quiet enjoyment ?
        I doubt that one look round whilst in the premises with permission will obtain much sympathy in court.

        But I am neither landlord nor tenant and others might well have a different viewpoint!


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        • #5
          Hi
          The LL is supposed to give you a minimum of 24 hours notice, usually means 3 days, but there are exceptions to that.**
          The LL can enter ( or agent ) if they need to stop damage ( leak and none responsive tenant ) without response from the tenants.

          The position the LL or agent put themselves in, when entering a property without the tenant there, and without specific consent,* is that if the tenants says anything is missing,broken by the LL.**

          So a LL can enter, but without the notice or consent,* they level them self open to claims from the tenant.**
          *
          crazy council ( as in local council,NELC ) as a member of the public, i don't get mad, i get even

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