this cannot be done without advance notice and consent
there has to be 24 hour advance notice
entry without consent and notice may only happen if and only if there is an emergency
from what you mentioned, there was no emergency permitting such entry
you may consent to entry at terms and times acceptable to you.
Kindly let me know if the answer is clear and acceptable.
I think they say by giving us a month advance notice that is consent...
It is enough notice
but it is not consent
you still are entitled to advise what are convenient days and times
and then you both come to agreement on that
you cannot refuse access altogether
how specific do they have to be
but can give some good days and times
specific about days and times
and give you option to choose when it will be done
so you may be home
You have to let them in at some point
Do I have a right to refuse if Im not home?
you can tell them when you will be home
and require they do it when you are home
what if they come in when Im not here
You may lock the doors
you may refuse access
you may also lodge a complaint and take them to court
especially if they cause damages
well I doubt they would damage stuff but they seem to think a month long window at their convenience is ideal
It is ideal notice but not enough
you still need to agree on day and time
try to work out a day and time good for both
ok so I called and said the thing about let me know when they will be here. they havent called yet and i think this is the last week. what if they come and Im here but its an inconvenient time.
from what ive heard they just come in bc they put the signs up
You may direct them to return
you may want to contact them and tell them when is good for you
so as to avoid that problem
give them some days and times
and ask them to pick one of them
do it in writing as well
so what if I dont answer the door and they come in anyway. that creeps me out. what if im sleeping or in the shower?
Lock the door
if you have a lock that cannot be opened from outside
You may also write to alert that no entry may happen without consent and will be deemed a trespass
wow they are going to love me, lol
is it really necessary to inspect the plumbing?
it is necessary
a lot of leaking and issues associated
its an important service
I wish you the best.
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