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I live in a rented flat on a rolling monthly tenancy. I know

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I live in a rented flat on a rolling monthly tenancy. I know from an independent witness that they entered the flat aided by the landlord. at the time I was off sick off work with stress. Is this legal and could they use the fact that I was off with depression to not inform in?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
inform me!!!
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thank you for your question. The landlord is legally obligated to provide you reasonable written notice, and not less than 24 hours, that they wish to enter the property and the landlord and agent cannot enter without your permission. If the landlord continues to do this you should remind them of the law and that you are entitled to pursue an application to court for trespass.Please provide a positive rating if you found this information helpful. I will not be credited with answering this question without a positive rating. Thank you
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
have the police acted illegally?
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
What were the reasons for the police entering the property?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I believe to look at my computer
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
and should they have informed me...
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
Not necessarily. Did the police have a warrant to enter?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if there was one I did not see it...
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
Situations in which the police can enter premises without a warrant include when they want to:-deal with a breach of the peace or prevent it-enforce an arrest warrant-arrest a person in connection with certain offences-recapture someone who has escaped from custody-save life or prevent serious damage to property.Apart from when they are preventing serious injury to life or property, the police must have reasonable grounds for believing that the person they are looking for is on the premises. Were you arrested?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no I have heard nothing since and this was 14 months ago
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
Thanks - why is it only being raised now?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
should I lodge a complaint?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have had depression and only got back to work this year...just wanted to forget about it...
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
OK, thanks. You will initially need to make enquiries about whether there was an arrest warrant or not. Without that information a complaint may be fruitless
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok thank you
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.
No worries