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Rules of shared Laundry 

ss123
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Posted On: 5/11/2018
ss123
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We have agreed with our basement tenants on what days and times we should use the laundry.

But recently the basement tenants have been locking the door to access the basement towards the laundry room.

Although they have agreed to let us use the laundry certain times, they fail to follow the procedures ( meaning they did not unlock the door on time for us to do the laundry).

This has caused a chaos due to us unlocking it ourselves and asking for permission to use the laundry, even though the door that accesses the basement remains on our floor (top).


How should we resolve this problem? Who has more rights to access ?


and Is it fair that they lock the door and fail to unlock it on time?


They accused us of trespassing and threatening us they will go to the police. Should we contact out landlord?
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Posted On: 5/25/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is best that you contact your landlord first to determine what the rules are and to let your landlord know what the issues are.

Your landlord is responsible to address issues related to their tenants and issues. This is sometimes called “interfering with other people’s reasonable enjoyment”.

You may also want to contact a community legal clinic to find out how you can proceed if this issue is not resolved by discussing the issue with your landlord first. Unfortunately, a community legal clinic will generally only look at issues between the landlord and tenant, not tenant to tenant.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
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