Many homeowners think rental inspections are irrelevant to them. Today it's just rental properties, tomorrow who knows?!
In many NE states, homeowners have to let a tax appraiser enter their homes to keep their right to protest the tax assessment.
In the NJ case, appraisers were contractors, not the government employees. What if they are criminals or sex offenders? In part, the NJ homeowner didn't want an appraiser entering her house while her husband wasn't home.
-A Richardson renter refused to have a city inspector enter her house while her husband was out of town on business, but the city coerced her landlord to let the inspector in while her husband was away.
-Several Richardson citizens opposed to the way the city implements its rental ordinance raised Constitutional issues at city council meetings.
Fortunately, they weren't arrested for doing that, but some day might they be charged with making terrorist threats? The day might come if citizens remain cavalier about the city forcing its way into other people's homes.