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Old Jul 30th 2010, 7:27 am
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Hi all,

Got home last night and noticed a few things in my apartment have been moved and the window locked ( I never lock it). I've asked the security guard who has denied any knowledge.

I know in the UK your landlord would have to give you 24 hours notice before dropping by what are your rights here. Is this worth bringing up with my letting agent?

Nothings been taken but its just the fact someones been in here without my permission doing god knows what!

Anyone else had any problems like this?

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Old Jul 30th 2010, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
Hi all,

Got home last night and noticed a few things in my apartment have been moved and the window locked ( I never lock it). I've asked the security guard who has denied any knowledge.

I know in the UK your landlord would have to give you 24 hours notice before dropping by what are your rights here. Is this worth bringing up with my letting agent?

Nothings been taken but its just the fact someones been in here without my permission doing god knows what!

Anyone else had any problems like this?

Kitty
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I was told a story once by a colleague who had the same thing happen to him. Basically - nothing material was moved, nothing taken. He knew someone had been in as the AC was on in one room and a bit of paper on the table had been turned over.

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Old Jul 30th 2010, 8:28 am
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Change your locks, nobody should be allowed entry unless invited by yourself. In a normal country I would call the police but you would just be wasting your time here.
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That is really creepy and I would contact the landlord or letting agent right away. I don't know about the laws in this regard, but since the home in arab countries is a very very private place, I can't imagine, they find it acceptable.
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It happens -I have often been shown around apartments in Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, by landlords and it has been clearly evident that the occupier has known nothing about it.
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Ew, that sucks. Doubt there's much that can be done about it though.

By the way, in the UK you absolutely don't have to let the landlord in during a usual tenancy, if you don't want to (though it's often in your own interests to do so).
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
Hi all,

Got home last night and noticed a few things in my apartment have been moved and the window locked ( I never lock it). I've asked the security guard who has denied any knowledge.

I know in the UK your landlord would have to give you 24 hours notice before dropping by what are your rights here. Is this worth bringing up with my letting agent?

Nothings been taken but its just the fact someones been in here without my permission doing god knows what!

Anyone else had any problems like this?

Kitty
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change the locks, doesnt cost much pet - get it done asap, cheeky twats, thats not nice - i'd go mental if that was me.
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The only time anyone comes into my flat are for AC servicing, window cleaning, etc (apart from my regular cleaner who has her own key anyway).

Mind you, they always inform me when they will be coming in..........
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
Hi all,

Got home last night and noticed a few things in my apartment have been moved and the window locked ( I never lock it). I've asked the security guard who has denied any knowledge.

I know in the UK your landlord would have to give you 24 hours notice before dropping by what are your rights here. Is this worth bringing up with my letting agent?

Nothings been taken but its just the fact someones been in here without my permission doing god knows what!

Anyone else had any problems like this?

Kitty
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Sounds like MI6 to me...not an international terrorist are you? next time just string a grenade to the back of the door so if its not opened correctly it goes off...should deter any future trespassers...
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It was me. Nice collection of toys, but can't work out what half of them are for... Oh, and you need to redecorate, your place is soooo 2004...
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
Hi all,

Got home last night and noticed a few things in my apartment have been moved and the window locked ( I never lock it). I've asked the security guard who has denied any knowledge.

I know in the UK your landlord would have to give you 24 hours notice before dropping by what are your rights here. Is this worth bringing up with my letting agent?

Nothings been taken but its just the fact someones been in here without my permission doing god knows what!

Anyone else had any problems like this?

Kitty
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I'd definatly check your panty drawer for evidence of sniffing.
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I'd definatly check your panty drawer for evidence of sniffing.
Etisalat entered our flat to install a fibre optic connection.
We didn't let them in, but sure enough there's a huge box on our wall now that wasn't there yesterday. They drilled holes and left the mess on the floor. I'm pretty miffed, but due to who did it - it's unlikely much can be done?

Even worse, it doesn't work and our net is still slow.
What a waste.

I'm not sure if the lease allows, but perhaps I'll change the lock.
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Etisalat entered our flat to install a fibre optic connection.
We didn't let them in, but sure enough there's a huge box on our wall now that wasn't there yesterday. They drilled holes and left the mess on the floor. I'm pretty miffed, but due to who did it - it's unlikely much can be done?

Even worse, it doesn't work and our net is still slow.
What a waste.

I'm not sure if the lease allows, but perhaps I'll change the lock.
Dunno about changing locks, but we bought (from True Value in Marina Mall, but they will sell in ace) a door chain. The chain has a key so that you can put the chain on and release it from the outside (with the key).
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Is everybody renting? Do any of you own your own homes? I know you're all making good money...
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