Can a landlord come in and renovate the apartment with out notice. And then leave with drywall dust all over the dishes, floor, table, bed, cloths in closet, ect. And also leave the windows open while I was away at work. I came home from work to a apartment that was very dirty.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Florida
I just came home tonight.
A landlord has the right to come in and make necessary repairs.
In most leases, the landlord must give the tenant at least 24 hours' notice before entering.
You should look at your lease to see what it says about that. Frankly, your options or recourse are somewhat limited, unless you want to move out and terminate their lease.
OK. There isn't really much you can get out of it. In order to sue, you have to suffer some kind of damages. From what you've said, other than some cleanup, you haven't suffered any legally recognizable harm.
What were you expecting or hoping to get out of the situation?
Unless you can prove that the landlord is responsible for the pan, I can't see filing a lawsuit over cleanup. The best thing you can do is approach the landlord about the cleanup.
I know this isn't what you were hoping for, but situations like this just aren't best handled through the legal system.
Sorry for the bad news. I can only give an honest assessment of the law and your case.
If there isn't anything else I can do for you, please remember to "rate" my answer. Good luck.
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