I learned that my tenant changed the locks and did not give me a key when I wanted to investigate water sepage and damage to my bedroom ceiling in my home. He wouldn''t let the plumber come in on two occassions to address the problem. I don''t want to approach him as I don''t know what he is capable of doing to me. What do I have to do to get a law enforcement representative to accompany me to confront him?
Unfortunately, I doubt that law enforcement would get involved unless you first obtained a court order requiring the tenant to allow you onto the property. If you call them, they would most likely simply tell you that its a "civil matter."A better option in your situation may be to have private security (or even a friend) go with you as opposed to law enforcement. If this information was helpful, please click ACCEPT to give me credit for answering.
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