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She just let herself in my house ...aibu to think that's illegal?

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ozonelayer Thu 13-Dec-18 12:46:59

My housing officer is a pain in the ...
Every other week she's knocking about something ..keep garden tidier (it's fine ) etc etc.
I seen her car at the top of road earlier and 20 mins ago there was a knock.
I'm sat eating my dinner and she just knocks again and opens the door.
My own stupid fault as the parcel guy came earlier and carrying the heavy box forgot to go back to lock it.
That's not right surely ?

CuriousaboutSamphire Thu 13-Dec-18 12:56:53

It is not right, no. Ask her if she would feel comfortable if any of the HA tenants visited her house and simply let themselves in because they could see her in the kitchen?

That might put it into perspective for her.

NoShelfElf Thu 13-Dec-18 13:03:11

I'd be making written representations to her manager. Totally out of order. Did you challenge her or were you too taken aback??

Auntpetunia2015 Thu 13-Dec-18 13:05:08

What did you say to her. Did you tell her that wasn’t acceptable? I’d be writing to her manager about her

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 13-Dec-18 13:06:33

Keep the garden tidy blah blah sounds like she's on a power trip to me. The petty bitch

HavelockVetinari Thu 13-Dec-18 13:07:05

shock that's outrageous and totally out of order! I hope you complain about her!

Lotsofsausage Thu 13-Dec-18 13:07:40

Definitely contact her management and find out if she is allowed to do that. Ask them to speak to her if not.

Theoryofmould Thu 13-Dec-18 13:08:26

Wouldn't that be trespass?

chillpizza Thu 13-Dec-18 13:10:25

Is there a reason you have a housing officer visit regularly?

DarcieStarlight Thu 13-Dec-18 13:15:08

Did you say anything to her before she came in?
Someone knocked on my door once while I was on the toilet and then knocked again after another minute waiting. I shouted "coming" and they opened the door and walked in thinking I had said "come in".
Maybe a mistake on her part or misheard you?

ozonelayer Thu 13-Dec-18 13:21:41

I didn't make any noise as I was planning to ignore her.
I don't think she has anything better to do with her time.
The last housing officer I never seen ..I half expect to find this one hiding in a bush

PurdysChocolate Thu 13-Dec-18 13:24:12

I'm also wondering if she's on a power trip what with coming around every week; she's definitely crossed the line this time so you might want to use this opportunity to complain about her behaviour in general.

Sitranced Thu 13-Dec-18 13:25:50

What did she say when you challenged her?

Fairenuff Thu 13-Dec-18 13:27:28

You ignored a person who walked into your house?

redandyellowandpinkandgreen99 Thu 13-Dec-18 13:28:05


Social housing I assume? smile

Of course she is not allowed to do it. Cheeky mare.

Even if it was private let, they can't do it. She is taking the piss. And from what you say, virtually bullying you.

Contact the H.A./council/landlord and make an OFFICIAL complaint.

BettyBitchface Thu 13-Dec-18 13:28:43

Have you posted about her before OP, a few months ago, something about crisp packets being blown into your garden and her complaining to you and threatening you about it. Rings a bell. Apologies if got the wrong MumsNetter.

Chocolatecoffeeaddict Thu 13-Dec-18 13:28:48

Report her, she can't do that. Imagine if you were walking round naked or in bed with your partner. Not acceptable.

Workreturner Thu 13-Dec-18 13:30:42

*Keep the garden tidy blah blah sounds like she's on a power trip to me. The petty bitch*

Or perhaps the garden needs a tidy up
Either she doesn’t deserve being called a bitch!

ElsieCat Thu 13-Dec-18 13:31:34

She's absolutely not allowed to just walk in, but if she keeps needing to talk to you about the state of the garden then I think perhaps it's not as 'fine' as you say it is.

Also, why is she constantly checking up on you? It doesn't sound normal to have so much contact with your 'housing officer' whatever that is. confused

adaline Thu 13-Dec-18 13:31:41

You ignored a person who walked into your house?

Presumably she means she ignored the knock?

Oddsocksandmeatballs Thu 13-Dec-18 13:31:56

The housing officer has no right to gain access in that way, complain.

ozonelayer Thu 13-Dec-18 13:31:55

Yes that was me.
She is always on my case,I can't control the wind blowing things In my garden.
I got a shock and she said
"Oh thought I heard someone in"
I was taken aback I just said I didn't hear the door.
She wanted to come for my yearly inspection.

ozonelayer Thu 13-Dec-18 13:32:24

Yeah I heard her knocking but was planning to just ignore her.

ozonelayer Thu 13-Dec-18 13:33:07

When I first moved in and she came to inspect I got
"Wow surprised how nice you've made it,I'm shocked"
Sarcastic comments like that

PumpedUpTermite Thu 13-Dec-18 13:34:04

Make a complaint.
When I was a child we lived in a HA flat and had a very similar housing officer.. though she never tried to just walk into the flat she did turn up on a weekly basis to chastise my mum about the position of the wheelie bin (often not even our bin) or if there was a crisp packet in the communal garden etc. After six months of daft behaviour like that my mum complained and we never saw that housing officer again. The new one was much more reasonable and only dealt with actual issues which meant my mum and most of the residents in the block were left alone

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