Can my landlord enter my place without any notice to me?

No.  Your landlord cannot enter your apartment without notice.  However, there are a few exceptions to this rule.  Landlords can enter without notice if there is an emergency and notifying you would be nearly impossible.  Your lease may have a term that allows your landlord to enter without notice.  Make sure you read your lease carefully and address those issues with your landlord before signing.

What can I do if my landlord keeps my security deposit?

Can I refuse to let my landlord into my apartment or house?