our boiler needs a system flush as it is contaminated.
the boiler man called to arrange a day, he said thursday, i said thats fine, asked what time he said 9, so i asked if he could make it 9.30, so the kids could be taken to school, he said no, i will be there at 9, your landlady has given me keys , he is actually talking about my landlords wife.
they never informed us, it was just the workman that said it, which i am guessing is a friend of theirs, is this not wrong, i only asked for him to make it half hour later, i do not like the thought that someone else has got keys.
i find it creepy, and he was a bit offhanded aswell.
You are giving them access - at a time suitable to you. If you said no you cannot come at 9am and they let themselves in the landlord is in breach of the covenant of quiet and peaceful enjoyment. Leave a note on the door telling the workman he is NOT allowed in until you return, as you are within your rights to do.
Or since it is thursday, call your landlord and tell them the workman is not permitted to come into the property without you being there. This is not an emergency situation so they have no right to do work without you being there if you so chose