Is it illegal for a landlord to do this???

By Wytewolf

I have rented out a room in this house that belongs to this lady. She has rented out two other rooms so there are several tenants in this house. My biggest concern is that at night my landlady needs to have the latch on the door, even though she has an alarm system. I would end up going home at night and can’t open the door all the way because of the latch and set off the alarm system. It would take several minites for the landlady to come downstairs, turn off the alarm first, and then open the door for me. She would tell me to give her a call any time but why on earth do I need to call to get into my own place? I hate waiting there either way since it’s dark and I can’t seem to access a safe haven as needed.

I’m not sure where my rights would be in this situation cause there are times I work late and I travel a long way to and from where I this house.

Edited on: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 10:47 pm

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