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My landlord is in another state. There are multiple issues

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My landlord is in another state. There are multiple issues that needs fixed and he expects to have someone enter to fix them when I am not there or have me take off work because he doesn't want to pay for weekend or night hour rates. Do I have to continue making adjustments that inconvenience my schedule and others to have things fixed or is it his responsibility to have them fixed at a time when I am home , including night and weekend?
Hello and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you.

Q: Do I have to continue making adjustments that inconvenience my schedule and others to have things fixed or is it his responsibility to have them fixed at a time when I am home , including night and weekend?

 

A: I'm sorry to say that he has no responsibility to have the repairs done at a time when you are home at night or on weekends. Landlords are allowed to enter properties in order to make repairs even if tenants are not home. That right extends to the landlord's agents, such as those he hires to complete the repairs. While it is best for all parties to accommodate each other, you cannot force the landlord to pay for night or weekend labor.

 

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Okay thank you, XXXXX XXXXX just curious as it would save me inconvenience.


 


next question is, if something were to happen (such as an item stolen from my house) by someone who is hired..who would be responsible for that? Who is responsible for giving the person to come a key ? ( He is out of state and hasn't been here in over a year)


 


Thank you again, I am new to this site and if I need to ask this in the question area again, instead of here, please let me know.

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