Does The Landlord Have A Right To Come Into My Home Any Time She Pleases?
No. Generally, the landlord must give you 24 hours notice and get your permission to enter the property. However, a tenant can not unreasonably withhold consent to the landlord to enter into the rental in order to inspect the premises, make necessary or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations, or improvements, supply necessary or agreed services, or exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, workmen, or contractors. n order to inspect, make repairs, alterations, improvements, supply necessary or agreed services or show the premises to purchasers, lenders, prospective tenants, workmen or contractors.
The landlord has the right to enter without the tenant's consent as follows:
(1) At any time in case of emergency (including prospective changes in weather conditions which pose a likelihood of danger to the property);
(2) Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of providing regularly scheduled periodic services such as changing furnace and air-conditioning filters, providing termite, insect, or pest treatment, and the like, provided that the right to enter to provide regularly scheduled periodic services is conspicuously set forth in writing in the rental agreement and that prior to entering, the landlord announces his intent to enter to perform services; or
(3) Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of providing services requested by the tenant and that prior to entering, the landlord announces his intent to enter to perform services.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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