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So my landlord changed the locks on my rental before my move out date

Anonymous
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Basically I don’t have to be out till 19th and she’s already had the locks changed. I had a cleaning crew come clean the house this morning. When I went over after work, the locks had been changed. I guess it’s good I already got the house cleaned.... my mom thinks I should be mad, but I guess I’m just relieved to have all this behind me and I don’t have to go back.
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:23 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:26 PM
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I would ask for a refund of 10% of the rent.
PJMM
by Ruby Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:27 PM
Yep. Landlord and I would be having a come to Jesus meeting about that shit.

Quoting Anonymous 2: I would ask for a refund of 10% of the rent.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:28 PM
Is that even legal?

I’m not in America but for here they can’t do that unless you’ve been to court and it was ordered. Then the order gets sent to the sheriffs office and the sheriff comes and does it. If the landlord did it without court approval here they get a big fine.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:28 PM
I agree with you. I’d want out and to never look back.
K3412
by Ruby Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:29 PM
The landlord can do it in America, but he shouldn’t have done it until her lease had ended. She can fight it if she wants, but it doesn’t sound like she wants to.

Quoting Anonymous 3: Is that even legal?

I’m not in America but for here they can’t do that unless you’ve been to court and it was ordered. Then the order gets sent to the sheriffs office and the sheriff comes and does it. If the landlord did it without court approval here they get a big fine.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:29 PM
No. It’s not legal at all!

Quoting Anonymous 3: Is that even legal?

I’m not in America but for here they can’t do that unless you’ve been to court and it was ordered. Then the order gets sent to the sheriffs office and the sheriff comes and does it. If the landlord did it without court approval here they get a big fine.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:31 PM
Is all your stuff out already?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:32 PM
Yes... I think she just thought I wasn’t coming back.

Quoting Anonymous 5: Is all your stuff out already?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:34 PM

You need to go back and take pictures to shoe the condition that you left it in.

Yes it is illegal for her to do that until you turn your keys in or tell her that you are leaving the keys on the counter and you are officially gone.

ZamilyMom
by Platinum Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 9:34 PM
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Legally, you are entitled to a refund of the percentage of days you did not have access to the house until your official move-out date.

Quoting Anonymous 2: I would ask for a refund of 10% of the rent.


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