Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, there are laws the must be followed regarding the landlord entering the premises. These laws vary from state to state. However, there are some general rules that typically apply, regardless of the location.
During An Emergency
The landlord is allowed to enter the premises in case of an emergency. They are not required to give notice to the tenant. These emergencies can include gas leaks, plumbing breaks, or other potential emergencies.
To Inspect For and Make Necessary Repairs
Tenants have a right to their privacy. Landlords also have a right to take care of their property, which is why landlords are permitted entry for repairs. Repair work typically requires 24 hours of notice to the tenant. They must also provide notice before entering to inspect the property.
To Show Premises
The landlord is allowed to enter the premises to show it to various parties. These situations also require 24 hours of notice. These can include showing the property to insurance companies, mortgage companies, and prospective tenants.
In most cases, landlords are required to provide the tenant with at least 24 hours of notice. The time of entry must take place during reasonable hours. These hours vary from state to state, but are typically during regular business hours.
There are certain situations where a landlord is allowed to enter the premises. These laws are vital to allow the tenant confidence in their privacy, while allowing the landlord to be comfortable with the upkeep of their property. If you think you may have experienced a violation of these laws, whether you are a tenant or landlord, contact us at LeBaron & Jensen today. We strive to provide top-notch legal representation, which will provide you with the easiest legal process possible.