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Real Estate - October 22, 2010

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Checking up or peeping Tom?

by Martin Eichner

Q I am a single female. I agreed to rent a single-family home mainly because the house had a large back yard. Ever since I moved in three months ago, I have had a problem with my landlord showing up unannounced. More than once, I have opened the back door to go out into the yard and found him there. When I have asked him what he is doing, he will tell me something like "I am just checking up to make sure everything is OK."

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Martin Eichner edits RentWatch for Project Sentinel, an organization founded in 1974 that provides landlord tenant dispute resolution and fair housing services in Northern California and administers rental-housing mediation programs in Palo Alto, Los Altos and Mountain View. Call 650-856-4062 for dispute resolution or 650-321-6291 for fair housing or e-mail mediate4us@housing.org.

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