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Landlord violated tenant rights. No basis to enter. His recourse was to knock or call the police if concerned there was a breakin. Tenant may complain to landlord and file a complaint in court for breach of tenancy rights. Kindly let me know if the answer is clear and acceptable.
It is a material breach. Can seek to cancel based on the breach or sue landlord for damages and have court hold landlord breached lease and lease cancelled. Often the court will warn landlord not to repeat this again and release tenant but not guaranteed.
You would need to sue landlord in court, or leave with letter, and if landlord sues for rent, counterclaim based on landlord conduct.
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Yes, those are recoverable and direct result of landlord breach.
You may also ask the court to award costs and legal fees. Good luck. Kindly click on an excellent rating