Landlord's reasons for entry

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Your landlord (or someone acting on their behalf) has a lawful reason to enter your home if:

  • a Notice to Vacate or a Notice of Intention to Vacate has been given and will expire in less than 14 days, and they want to show the premises to a prospective tenant
  • the premises are to be sold or used as security for a loan and they want to show the premises to a prospective buyer or lender> they need to enter to carry out a duty under the lease, the RTA or another law
  • they are having the property valued
  • they have reasonable grounds to believe that you have failed to meet your duties under the lease or RTA
  • they want to inspect the premises, the first 3 months of the tenancy have passed and an inspection has not been made within the last 6 months
  • they want to inspect the premises where a tenancy agreement has been created because a tenant is a ‘protected person’ under a family violence intervention order
  • you have agreed to the entry within the last 7 days

Landlord’s notice of intention to enter

Even if your landlord (or someone acting on their behalf) has a lawful reason for entry, they must:

  • give you at least 24 hours’ written notice of their intention to enter, stating the reason they want to enter and the time they intend to visit
  • deliver the notice by mail or give it to you in person between the hours of 8am and 6pm (if the notice is delivered by mail, they must allow an extra 2 days for delivery)
  • only visit between the hours of 8am and 6pm, and not on public holidays (unless you have agreed otherwise within the last 7 days)