First of all, you are RENTING and it's THEIR house, NOT yours. Second, if they give you notice, they have every right to inspect THEIR house. Getting an appraisal for a refi is a very legitmate reason to ask to see the inside of the house. When I rent out property, I inspect the inside at least once a year if not more. Tenants are notorious for abusing property. I've seen minor plumbing leaks that go unreported and unrepaired that cause tens of thousands of dollars in property damage. Clearly you have some reason you don't want them in the house. Is it your poor housekeeping or are you growing pot in the bedroom?
by heart o' gold - 16 hours ago
It completely depends on what state you reside in as each state has different tenant / landlord laws, but most likely the law in your state demands 24 hour notice before the owner or their representative can enter the house - I would not be alarmed that your landlord is having the house appraised - It is a necessary step in refinancing and yes, the appraiser needs to see the inside of the house to see what shape it is in for determining value - The appraiser is not looking to see how clean the carpets are, but how updated the interior is, what shape the appliances are in, etc. - When you are thinking about buying a house take a look at my first time homebuyer's video blog seminar I put together: http://www.youtube.com/homebuying - There is a bunch of helpful information about buying a house - Then you wont have to deal with your landlord anymore!
by coopster - 16 hours ago
Sorry, this is NOT "YOUR" house. Considering you have not cleaned the house in a year, you need to get BUSY. Yes, the landlord OWNS the house and can have you EVICTED if needed.
by hack_ace - 16 hours ago
Yes. Your landlord has every right to enter his (that you are renting) appartment. As far as the terms of this that depends on your states laws, but eitherway there should definitely be a clause in your lease that specifically states this, usually with 24 hours notice. As far as his reasoning it is perfectly normal. A lender will not loan money for a property without knowing what it is worth, which is determined by the appraisel, which can not be done without acssesing the interior condition of your appartment. You should have nothing to worry about.
by the champ is here - 16 hours ago
they are within their rights and pictures will be took of structure and house ..he is not spying hes getting an appraisal and will probably not see pics he gets a report from ppl sent in to appraise home.. if home is less then expected he might want to know why and what damage has been done if less then last appraised since homes almost always increase in value unless damaged.
by Hope P - 16 hours ago
Yes, they can't just barge in but with reasonable notice the landlord has a right to check out the property since he/she owns it. They don't need the reason of refinancing to do that. My mom is my landlord. In the city I live in, the city has a law that we have to register the house every year as a rental even though I don't pay rent for it. They come in and inspect all the windows, check for working fire alarms, inspect the circuitbreaker box, etc. and they do not own the property.
by Slappy - 16 hours ago
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