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CalebCaleb Posts: 52 Boards Initiate
Come home from work early today to find my landlord in my flat looking through my girlfriends wardrobe. He said he was just checking on his flat. I said he isn’t allowed to just walk into our home and go through our things. He said he owns the property and he can.

i have a hard time communicating with him because he speaks broken English. I’ve been thinking I’m going mad because I’m coming home from work with things being moved and doors left open. But now it’s obvious that the landlord is coming into the flat whilst me and my girlfriend are at work.

I’m frustrated that he is doing this especially during a pandemic. Is he actually allowed to just walk into our home and look through our things? Nothing has gone missing but there’s some personal, private things in our bedroom which we don’t want strangers looking through. 

What are our rights here? Are we not entitled to privacy when private renting ?


  • LaineLaine Llama Mama Gone for GooPosts: 2,469 Boards Champion

    A quick Google says no especially without warning it is illegal for them enter.

    Could it be possible to get any info from citizens advice and discuss it if he does not stop? 

    The broke English sounds annoying as it's hard to communicate! 

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  • CalebCaleb Posts: 52 Boards Initiate
    Thanks @Laine I thought this would be the answer. Caught him again and he has no shame so we’ve decided to look for somewhere else to live 
  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Crazy Rat Lady 🐀 Posts: 565 Incredible Poster
    Can you try and set up some hidden cameras to take as evidence to the police for trespassing? You shouldn't feel unsafe in your home and you have your right to privacy. I've never been in my own place but it seems common sense that they should have to let you know when they're entering and general communication seems a reasonable thing to do as a landlord? 

    Hope you get it all sorted! 
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