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What I do when tenant refusing my entrance? by Landlord lady on September 24, 2011 @22:05

                              
What do I do when tenant refuses my entrance into my property after my 24 hours notice?

After post a 24-notice notice on the my rental door, what would I do? I will call my local police station for a police escort (that police officer is also one of my....) in front of my property, then knock on the door second. If the tenant still refuses me to enter my property, what would I do? I will ask the police officer enter my property first.........
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Re: What I do when tenant refusing my entrance? by Bryan (Ia) on September 24, 2011 @22:16 [ Reply ]
You need to have valid reason for entering.
Re: What I do when tenant refusing my entrance? by MrDan (Georgia) on September 24, 2011 @22:52 [ Reply ]
Did you give notice including the date, time and reason you are entering. What state are you in? You can not force your way in, you must enter in a reasonable manner at a reasonable time. You need to learn what your state law is before you violate your tenant's rights. Then you would know what you can and can not do.
Re: What I do when tenant refusing my entrance? by Eric (MN) on September 24, 2011 @23:21 [ Reply ]
Never force your way into a rental, no matter how much notice you have given. Why do you need to get in? Just to prove you can?

Get better renters, and this will not happen. Marginal renters have marginal activities going on that they do not want you to know about.
Re: What I do when tenant refusing my entrance? by Lighthope on September 24, 2011 @23:37 [ Reply ]
If you have given proper notice, the tenant can not refuse your entry.

If they are physically blocking you, don't force the issue. Get a police escort and enter (they are obviously hiding something) and then evict them.

If you back down, plan to have more problems with them later since you have showed yourself to be easily intimidated.

Now, to address some of the above replies that you have been given:

> You need to have valid reason for entering.

Sort of. The tenants do have a right to "peaceful enjoyment" of their rental, so you can't just enter just to show that You Can. But even because you want to just inspect the place is a valid reason.

> You can not force your way in, you must enter in a
> reasonable manner at a reasonable time.

This is true. Except in an emergency, you generally have to limit your entry to business hours.

> Marginal renters have marginal activities going on that
> they do not want you to know about.

Ding ding ding ding ding ding!

Lighthope

Pearls of Wisdom - A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
Re: What I do when tenant refusing my entrance? by Sam Cogley (CA) on September 25, 2011 @00:09 [ Reply ]
You have what is called a hostile tenant- someone who is totally uncooperative.
Start your eviction. What are you waiting for?
Re: What I do when tenant refusing my entrance? by Anonymous on September 25, 2011 @04:29 [ Reply ]
This is very locality dependent, some places you can call the police to keep the peace and try entry. Nowhere will they force or allow you to force entry.

If the tenant refuses entry, serve them with a 5/10 day notice to comply or quit (or whatever your state uses) then file eviction. If you are on a m2m, also give them 30 day notice right then. Then start eviction at the earliest date. Video tape everything if you can.

I am now using a great little digital pen camera that records 1 1/2 hours of video. I just clip it on the front of my shirt. Records everything I or the other person says. It's my property I can record without anyones permission. And buried in my lease is a statement that video recording is occurring on the premises (we have visible cameras) so they have agree anyway, but forgot.

I'm just waiting for someone to take a swing or push me - while they are in jail they will be moved out.

I also make one attempt to nicely ask what the problem is and why we are having this issue and to nicely notify them that if they chose not to comply that I am going to ruin their life and probably put an eviction on their record and get a judgment for damages against them and follow then until it's paid or you know what freezes over.
Re: What I do when tenant refusing my entrance? by Anonymous (NY) on September 28, 2011 @16:31 [ Reply ]
Yuo need to start eviction proceedings for NO ACCESS. Check you state laws. You must have certified copies every time you made an appointment and did not gain access. The handyman or whom ever must also sign the repair
form, stating NO ACCESS. This will be you proof in court. The police cannot help you unlesss of course, there's a fire or flood.

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