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Invasion of privacy in Dallas. Is this legal?

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posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 12:08 AM
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I found this stuck to my door. Can the city really do this? How can this be legal?

To all residents at Centerpoint.
The City of Dallas has scheduled their annual inspection for Thursday 3/19/09.
The units to be inspected are chosen by the City of Dallas at random. Your apartment may or may not be chosen. The inspectors will be checking a few items and will be escorted by our maintenance men. We will leave a notice in your apartment letting you know we were there if your apartment is on the list of units to be inspected.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you. It is mandatory to comply. Thanks you.


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posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 12:18 AM
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Originally posted by J-in-TX
I found this stuck to my door. Can the city really do this? How can this be legal?

To all residents at Centerpoint.
The City of Dallas has scheduled their annual inspection for Thursday 3/19/09.
The units to be inspected are chosen by the City of Dallas at random. Your apartment may or may not be chosen. The inspectors will be checking a few items and will be escorted by our maintenance men. We will leave a notice in your apartment letting you know we were there if your apartment is on the list of units to be inspected.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you. It is mandatory to comply. Thanks you.


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It's legal for SHEEP. It's not legal for real Amercans. Figure out which group you belong to.....



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 12:27 AM
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Part of being an apartment resident often means that yeah, you don't always get the privacy that you want...

In the state of Oregon, the state or apartment management can come into my place any time they want -- As long as they gave notice 24hrs in advance.

I actually had them come in one day when I was gone last year... And put those new "energy saver lights" in all my light fixtures and lamps.

They also changed out my shower head for a weak one.

They left my old light bulbs on my SEAT in the back patio.
(Yes, that caused a mess to happen)

lol It sucks, but that is life when living in someone's property. Sometimes the state or county needs to come in and make sure all the stuff is up to 'living' standard also.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 12:33 AM
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I LIVE IN DALLAS!!!

tomorrow morning at 9:02 AM........ I will be calling the phone number 972-306-3277 to get all details.

This is just complete Bull **************

and I hope the residents of the apartment complex realize this.



Message to the OP... Post that image and inforamtion on the internet anywhere else you can.

This is not a prison.




But at the same time... it could be fake... I'll find out tomorrow.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 12:35 AM
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Thanks ubergrasshopper, thats exactly what I wanted to hear.

I cannot find a single mention of this in my lease.
The only reason there is to enter my apartment is for a pesticide treatment.
I have left a voicemail with an attorney.

I will update if anything happens.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 12:40 AM
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Of course its legal.

The city has to make sure the apartments are being kept up to date as far as safety is concerned. They will check your pipes in the kitchen and bathroom, make sure there isn't any peeling paint and your water heater.

Don't forget, apartment complex's have hundreds of people living in a small area. If one thing goes in one apartment, then it is possible for it to affect everyone.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 12:41 AM
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Well, I use to be a property manager (landlord) and everyone I rented to signed the agreement - though I believe mine gave 72 hours notice.

That's why I've always hated renting - there's always somebody else with a key to my place and the legal right to use it.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:01 AM
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I certainly hope its a fake.

I wandered around and found that about half of the doors in the complex had the same note.

I would not really have a problem in the property owners had a statement in the lease agreement, but there is not.

This notice clearly states "The City of Dallas"

It is apparent that this is not the apartment complex (property owners).

I am sending an e-mail to Congressman Marchant.


[edit on 18-3-2009 by J-in-TX]



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:11 AM
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Dude you just go ahead and jump to conclusions. Every state does it, it happened to me 3 months ago.

The city tells the owners, the owners then puts the cities notices on your doors. The maintaince guy will do a walk through with a city worker and then they leave.


Nobody is out to get you.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:21 AM
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If nobody is out to get you why search your apt.?
second line.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:28 AM
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Okay you got me.

Lazy landlords who do not fix up their buildings are out to get you.

The city isn't though and it isn't his aparment. He is renting it, someone else owns it.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:37 AM
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I have a inspection to. Outside Chicago. They said they do this every 6 years.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:51 AM
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I'm from McKinney, Texas. In fact, when I came back on leave last June, my best friends apartment was inspected by the city of McKinney. Of course, the funny thing was that my step-mother was one of the inspectors. It's basically like a quality control type of thing. If someone is out there renting out garbage apartments to people who can barely afford them, that's just unsat.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 02:07 AM
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Yeh Echo, but once again.
Like everything else.
Why do all people have to suffer, because of a few?
Its illogical and obviously a lie.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 02:12 AM
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Who is suffering?

They walk in, spend a few minutes checking a couple of things and leave. I have had one of these things happen to me while I was home, they spent 5 minutes inside, said sorry for bothering you and left.

I didn't suffer and I promise neither have the hundreds, maybe thousands that have had the same thing done.

Its called protecting the renters.

This is just something for someone to whine about because they have nothing else to do.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 02:15 AM
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The Lottery! Remember that work of short-fiction? someone gets picked once a month to get stoned by the people. I remember that, does anyone remember the author?

But, yeah, this development is just like that.

[edit on 18-3-2009 by pluckynoonez]



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 02:53 AM
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my brother had a problem with apartment management...the maintenance dude walked in one time while his wife was in the shower, another time they left the door open. Later my bro setup an hidden cam and caught apartment management using his computer.
They had all kinds of probs and eventually left.

If your unit is to be inspected by the city or visted by maintenance, then I suggest installing a hidden cam if your not there....



[edit on 18-3-2009 by imitator]



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 03:02 AM
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OH MY!!!

Are they now using apartments right to inspect the premises as a legal way to infiltrate your home? I would call your apartment management and find out what legal reason the state inspector needs to check the interior of an occupied dwelling. Usually, they only do such a thing for building codes, or complaints of inadequate living conditions.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:56 AM
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This happened to me in Omaha Ne when i was living in an apartment. I was working nights at the time and sleeping during the day. I had the deadbolt closed so they couldn't get in. I woke up in the middle of my sleep time all groggy to what i though was someone breaking my door down.
Its amazing how fast a human can run when they realize a .45 is pointing at their head. They even tried to throw me out. But i was given NO Notice about their entry to my place. Had i known they needed to inspect i would have gladly let them in.

The time they do this is during the day when your at work. So now you have people rummaging through your place when your not home. If im a renter somewhere i change the locks. That way nobody can come in unless im home.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 09:03 AM
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While I was in college, my wife and I lived in an apartment. I was a full time paramedic, part time lake patrolman (like a cop but more fun). Anyhow, the apartment complex we live in got tons of federal funding. In fact, we paid 574 per month for our two bedroom while the girls next door paid only 17 dollars a month because they had 5 kids between them.

So, the inspector comes one day, she's some old bitty with the state. She is inspecting the apartment with my wife studying in the living room. Well, I had my deer rifle and shotgun on a rack on the wall.

She comes into the living room and asks my wife why there are guns on the wall. My wife replied, "that I was hunter." She said nothing about law enforcement.

Anyway, long story short, we got a visit from child protective services and the county sheriff. The reason cited, "we kept load firearms in reach of our son."

The guns were not loaded and they were 5 feet up on the wall.



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