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I am subletting an apartment from a friend who is technically my landlord. I refused him entry late at night after we had a row about a longstanding problem with one of the facilities in the apartment I just moved in to. The friend is angry at me saying that I "Refused him entry to his own room", and sent messages requesting his room back within a week.

There was no notice given before he wanted to enter the room, it was just something he decided after we had already met that night.

Can I legally refuse entry to a landlord?

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  • Is subletting legal in your area?
    – Mast
    Dec 26 '20 at 13:16
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In general, a German landlord needs to give at least 24 hours notice before he can enter a home, and allowance from the renter. The renter also has the "Hausrecht", not the landlord.

There are exceptions, most of them to prevent damage from an ongoing danger threatening the house. A clear example would be a broken water pipe.

1 week notice also appears to violate tenant laws - I hope you have a written contract about the subletting.

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