When Can My Landlord Enter My Apartment?

The Landlord and Tenant act clearly outlines the situations in which a landlord may enter an apartment. This section of the act was created to ensure that both the Tenants privacy is respected and also that the Landlord is able to gain access to his property given a reasonable amount of notice or an unforeseen event.

In a normal situation a landlord must give at least twenty four hours notice before entering a property. This type of request is usually made if the Landlord is showing the property or if there are repairs that need to be completed on the property. The Landlord and Tenant act stipulates that the Landlord may only enter the rental property between the hours of eight am and eight pm.

There are two major exceptions to the 24 hour rule that is posted above. The Landlord may enter the property in the event of a major emergency like a flood or an earthquake. The next major exception to the 24 hour rule is if the Landlord knocks upon the door and the Tenants of the property willing allow the Landlord to enter.

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