I asked this once but forgot to add what state so here it is again. I live in an apartment complex for disabled and senior residents. My landlord has made it a habit of "stopping by" quite frequently to check if my apartment Is clean enough to HER standards. I do the best I can on my own, but having
I asked this once but forgot to add what state so here it is again. I live in an apartment complex for disabled and senior residents. My landlord has made it a habit of "stopping by" quite frequently to check if my apartment Is clean enough to HER standards. I do the best I can on my own, but having Cerebral Palsy and chronic pain, it never seems to ever be good enough. Even if I need to go somewhere, or I m on my way out, like today, she demands that I need to take time to let her in to check my apartment. Again with no warning or call in advance. My apartment is not even close to dirty enough to cause bugs or any other problem, so I don t know what her deal is. She claims it is because I have a cat and for fear of bugs, but my cat is flea treated by meds I get from the vet, my litter box is cleaned daily, thanks to a litter genie, and my trash and dishes are always taken out and washed. She also DOESN T check any other residents with or without pets. I just don t know why I am being singled out. Does anyone have any advice?
MI law only requires "reasonable notice" generally accepted at 24 hours. You have no obligation to let her in in absence of notice. The answer is simply not to let her in if she does not give notice. If she proceeds to give notice daily, then go after her for failure to provide quiet enjoyment.
Why do you keep asking this? You already got plenty of good advice that was accurate.
It's 24 to 48 hour notice.
Even if the state law does not require notice, the inspections must still be reasonable. Once a month is questionable. More than that (without cause) is definitely a violation of your peaceful enjoyment.
Counties and towns can enact local ordinances about fire or safety or building code inspections but they are government inspections and should be scheduled in advance. This is Warren MI
Your landlord does not have the right to enter the apartment without permission except for emergencies. Emergencies, and other similar terms would have a meaning of what a typical average person would consider an emergency.
Required Notice before Entry: No statute
Entry Allowed with Notice for Maintenance and Repairs (non-emergency): Allowed only as necessary on a temporary basis to make needed repairs or for inspection as provided by law. Statute does not specify requirement for notice. (§§ 600.2918(3)(b))
It is illegal for a landlord to retaliate against a tenant in Michigan who has exercised a legal right.
Quiet Enjoyment: Finally, a tenant is entitled to quiet enjoyment of the premises and landlords are prevented from interfering with that enjoyment unless they are acting pursuant to court order, or the interference is only temporary in order to make needed repairs or inspection as provided by law.
Lease clauses in violation of state or local ordinances are considered void.
If she comes to the door or enters without your approval, immediately ask her what the emergency is about.
You can take her to court for her actions.
Unless you have specific lease terms about inspections, she cannot enter to inspect the premises.
If you have specific lease clauses, you can discuss them with a legal aid in the area to determine if they violate state or local law.
The general starting point is that there is no statement of advance notice, but there is a statement that she cannot enter without your approval, unless in a emergency, as normal people would consider an emergency.