(Original post by Shockolate)
On a number of occasions my landlord has turned up at the front door without giving any notice such as a phone call. Sometimes he will knock on the door, and if we don't answer within about 10 seconds he will let himself in, for example I've been getting out the shower and he's knocked and I haven't reached the door in time. Other times he won't even knock, for example he brought a couple of people round for a flat viewing and just let them in, and one of them walked into my room whilst I was getting changed
. Also my flatmate was in bed
after a night shift the other day, as her bedroom door doesn't close properly she wedges it shut. The landlord tried to get into her room
and repeatedly shoved the door quite forcefully. She did owe him some money for a call out charge from a few days before, but she had told him she would pay it this Friday (pay day!) which he had said okay to, but then he changed his mind and tried to force his way into her room.
I've left a copy of my housing contract at my family home so can't check it right now, but does anyone know whether he is breaking our tenancy rights by
- not giving any notice that he is coming round, such as a text or phone call (he has our contact details)?
- letting himself in when no one has answered the door?
- letting himself in without even knocking?
- entering our bedrooms without knocking?
- turning up without notice if one of us owes him money?
I presume he's allowed to let himself in if it's to carry out important checks, for gas and electricity etc, but is he allowed to turn up and let himself in without our clear permission for other reasons, such as flat viewings?
I feel like he is violating
our privacy, I know he's the landlord but I'm sure we must have a right to not be disturbed without good reason? It's especially the letting himself in that is concerning me
, for example when I'm in the middle of getting changed, and it also concerns me that he might be bringing people round for flat viewings when neither my flatmate or I are around and people could go into our rooms and take valuables.