Saturday, August 04, 2007
Landlord/Tenant Problems
Q: My basement apt has been flooded out, because landlord (lives above) flushed paper towels down the toliet. They make me clean up the mess, and offer no help. and they still want all their rent when its due. I belive if I dont pay, they will lock me out without any
legal notice. If I am locked out, and call the police, can the police make the landlord let me back into my home?

A: As police we cannot order a landlord to allow a tenant back into a residence. Civil law action is a different process from criminal law matters, which is what we as police handle. You should consult an civil or property law attorney for advice given your situation to determine your rights and course of action.

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