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Question: Can an Apartment landlord legally go through the tenants trash in the dumpster in the building?
Answer: Generally, the police may search an apartment complex dumpster without a warrant. The apartment complex as a "state actor" are probably permitted to search the dumpster under the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution as well. The question is whether or not a tenant has a reasonable expectation of privacy under the law from the landlord relating to discarded items in their trash dumpster. Please consult an attorney for further legal advice regarding this matter.
Can an Apartment landlord legally go through the tenants trash in the dumpster in the building?
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