Called the landlord up, and he knew nothing about this morning… and is also angry at the realtor. I no longer hold the landlord responsible for any of this nonsense.
Ok, here’s the deal. I know of 2 possible other places to go, one’s a condo that I could buy… the other is a similarly priced one-bedroom apartment, that’s close enough to work that I could walk there. (a longish walk, mind you… but doable)
I could stand to own some property, if it looks good, though….not a bad investment.
Under tenant’s rights in Florida, I can call the police next time a realtor goes into my apartment without my permission… and I’ve now posted notice on my door that nobody is allowed entry without first having written permission from me beofore entering, lest they be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, with a copy of statute 823 posted and highlighted for their reference. Also in the note is direction to telephone me at least 12 hours before sending an inspector over, or no audiance will be permitted under any circumstances. I tried to be nice, but they took advantage. Similar postings are on 3 of the four other residences in the building.
It’s illegal to change the locks without the landlord’s permission, but posting no trespassing does make it additionally illegal to step inside unless they have an appointment, or it’s an emergency, like a gas leak or fire.