Skip to main content Skip to footer

I am living in a rented house, when I go out the owner opens my door. Does he have the right to do this?

My houseowner always open the door when I go out. When I noticed this I put a camera in the room to record, when I came back it was all deleted. I asked about this and he said he has the right to open the door, is it true?

Asked on Jan 13 2012, Renting in London | Report content

Answers (3)

Was this question useful? Yes 0 No 0

Sort by: Oldest | Recent | Highest rated

  • I'm not sure about London but as an agent we have to give 24 hours notice to enter a property. Have a look and see if there is anything mentioned in your tenancy agreement.

    Answered on Jan 20 2012, Report content
  • Simple answer, NO ! This could be considered harassment under the prevention of eviction act. Contact your local law centre on the link below or CAB and get them to help you draft a letter to your landlord pointing out that his behaviour is unacceptable and possibly unlawful (depends on your tenancy type). Your landlord does have an implied right of access for inspection and maintenance, but must give reasonable notice, usually 24 hrs min, however, this right is overidden by your express right to quiet enjoyment as outlined above.

    Web reference:

    Answered on Jan 30 2012, Report content
  • Not without prior notice AND your consent. This is considered breach of quiet enjoyment.

    Answered on Jun 8 2012, Report content

Didn't find what you were looking for? Ask a question

More Renting in London questions on AskMe

See more AskMe Q&A about Renting