Tenants have the right to private enjoyment of their rental property. However, there are times when your landlord may need to enter the property to conduct repair work or show the unit.
When you are renting and living in the property, your landlord generally needs your permission before entering your rental unit. Tenants are required by law not to unreasonably withhold permission for the landlord to enter.
In order to enter the rental property without your permission, your landlord must:
- Give at least 48 hours notice
- Enter between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm
- Be entering for one of the following purposes:
- To inspect the premises when necessary
- To conduct necessary or agreed upon repairs, alterations or improvements
- To supply agreed upon services
- To show the apartment to prospective tenants, buyers, or workers
Your landlord may only enter rented property without consent or notice if he or she has a "reasonable belief" that there is imminent danger to persons or property.
Use this letter to let your landlord know about the law about coming into your apartment.