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My landlord allowed a debt collector into the apartment I

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My landlord allowed a debt collector into the apartment I currently rent, to take pic's of my properties. Isn't this in some way a violation of my rights as a tenant?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Irwin Law replied 4 months ago.

Yes it is. Your lease most likely contains a "quiet enjoyment" clause which says that the landlord will not interfere with your exclusive right to possession of the leased property. You may have a claim for damages against the landlord for doing so. Unfortunately, there is no automatic statutory damages, so you would have to prove monetary loss by virtue of what he did. The lawyers probably plan to seize your personal property to force you to pay the judgment. That's a pretty brazen collection tactic, but not illegal to the best of my knowledge.

Expert:  Irwin Law replied 4 months ago.

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