Can I change my lock due to a landlord abusing his rights & mine?

Asked by Kathie R.johns, Philadelphia, PA Mon Sep 3, 2012

Lease says nothing about changing locks but it does about Ll giving 24 hour notoce-which he doesn't!He just lets himself in if I don't!Almost caught me on the toilet!I tried working things out!Some of my papers like letters & bank were gone through-not saying it was him!He has verbally abused me since I moved in,don't know why!He has threatened to have my pets taken away......yet he helped me move them in!

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Philip J. Cu…, Agent, Feasterville, PA
Tue Sep 4, 2012
Please call:
TURN at 215-940-3900 or go to their web site Please give me a call or email and let me know how you made out

Philip J. Cunningham Sr.
V.I.P. Realty Corporation
7942 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19152 215-725-5700 X49
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Joshua Stein, Agent, Conshohocken, PA
Mon Sep 3, 2012
Your lease gives you the right to live there, but at the end of the day, you live in your landlord's place. You can't just change the locks. Trying to keep your landlord out is most likely a violation of your lease on your part, and could lead to your eviction.

The standard lease calls for the landlord to give reasonable care to give that notice, but it is not a requirement. In fact, the next part says the landlord can enter whenever they want if necessary, and to inform you within a certain amount of time as to the nature of the visit and who was there.
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