Tenants, Landlords, and Leases

UNDERSTANDING RENTAL AGREEMENTS: Lesson 7

Can the Landlord Come Into My Place Whenever He Wants?

  • You must give reasonable access to the landlord so things can be fixed, maintained, or inspected, or to be looked at by shoppers if the place is for sale.
    • Usually, this means the landlord must give you 24 hours advance notice.
  • The landlord cannot abuse the “reasonable access” law, or harass you if you are meeting your obligations as a renter.
  • The landlord can come in without a tenant’s consent:
    • In an emergency
    • With a court order (like an eviction notice or a search warrant)
    • If the tenant abandons the place
    • If the tenant dies, goes to jail, or becomes incapacitated

 

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