How long can landlord…?

By No privacy at all, and loosing ground

My new landlord has been doing improvements to the exterior of my house. At a snails pace. Been going on for over 2 months. During this time he put up a tent out behind the old broke down shed for his brother aka handyman to stay in.  I let it slide, didn’t think it would be a permanant thing.  They have changed the locks on the shed. So I am denied access to it. There is an extension cord ran from my house to the shed.  When I unplugged it they just ran the cord to power pole.  There is a garden hose extended from my house to the shop. I also have 3 garbage cans outside, which prior to 2 months ago I only managed to fill 2 of them up weekly.  Now its 3 and sometimes an extra large garbage bag.  Keep in mind no utilities are included in my rent.  They have started painting my house at 6:00am and have still been painting outside my bedroom window at 8:45pm.  They never let me know when they are going to be here or what they are going to be doing.  I care for my disabled mother who lives with me and whos health has taken a turn for the worst.  I have chosen to stay home with her til god either gives us a miracle or takes her.  If moving wouldn’t be so tramatic to her I would move, but thats not in the cards.  I have no idea how to deal with my new landlord since I have let everything slide.  HELP!!!

Edited on: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 9:31 pm

4 Responses to “How long can landlord…?”

My response: (We welcome stories, examples, explanations, answers and a touch of your personality)


October 13th, 2008 7:41 am

Wow! I must say that sounds like an awful situation to be renting from. As a renter you are entitled to rights and I would think that having someone live in a tent behind the house would not exactly be ehtical. Your landlord shouldn’t be stealing electricity from you, that is completely wrong!
So what to do…? Something like this, you should probably file a complaint with the RPA. At least you would be able to talk with an mediator who is much more experienced in this field than me. I would think they could come up with a solution to get your landlord to not violate your living space. Other than that, I really don’t know what to say.

Good Luck!!


October 15th, 2008 5:18 am

Are you for real! Your landlord has is brother sleeping in a tent behind your house? Uhhh, isn’t that a violation of health code? Have you thought about calling the health department? I bet they would get to move out of the yard– where in the world does this guy go the bathroom? If your vegtetable garden seems to be doing really well; might I suggest you pass on eating them!!! 😐

richard jeppson

October 17th, 2008 2:28 pm

Unless you’re getting a killer deal from your landlord I would suggest high-tailing it out of there! Maybe its time to move!!!


October 29th, 2008 6:08 am

In 2 words or less:
Waa-la problem solved!!!
:) Jessica


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