Access and Privacy - When can a Landlord/ Agent Enter my Property?

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The Act sets out a number of reasons for which a landlord/agent can enter your rental property, and states how much notice you must be given. A landlord/agent may enter the residential premises between 8am and 6pm, by giving 24 hours notice:

  • To meet commitments under the tenancy agreement.
  • If it is reasonably suspected that the tenant has failed to comply with any provision of the tenancy agreement.
  • To ensure repairs have been properly carried out.

Except in the case of boarding houses, to carry out an inspection within 1 month of the commencement of the tenancy agreement.
To carry out routine inspections; once a month in the case of boarding premises, or once every 3 months in any other case.

Where a tenancy agreement is due to expire within the next 28 days, or where a notice to vacate or notice to terminate has been given, a landlord/agent may enter the premises by giving 48 hours notice in writing, to show them to one prospective tenant (and anybody accompanying the prospective tenant). A landlord/agent can enter for this reason,

  • Not more than once each day,
  • Not more than 5 days in a week and
  • Only between 8 am and 6 pm.

Where the rental premises are for sale alandlord/agent may enter the premises bygiving 48 hours notice in writing, to showthem to one prospective purchaser (andanybody accompanying the prospectivepurchaser). A landlord/agent can enter forthis reason,

  • Not more than once each day,
  • Not more than 5 days in a week
  • And only between 8 am and 6 pm.