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Do you have a written lease? If yes, does it address landlord access for inspection or repair?
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If they did not comply with the terms of the lease then you can sue them in small claims court for breach of contract.
As far as the unsanitary conditions, that could be grounds for eviction, but they would need to prove that the way the apartment is kept is an actual healt hazard to other residents or is causing actual damage tot he property.
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As I said, if they breached the lease in the manner of their entry, then you can sue for breach.
A landlord is not the police. So, a search warrant is not really applicable, but they do have to abide by the terms of the lease.
You can complain to the city, but I do not know that they will be able to do anything. It is really a civil matter that you would need to pusue in the court.