Landlord’s Rights of Entry

Learn About Landlord’s Rights of Entry to their Properties

Can you enter a rented property at your leisure?  Watch this video created by one of our Landlord Tenant Attorneys in Buffalo, Michael F. Barrett about landlord’s rights of entry. If you are a landlord in need of assistance with an eviction, or you’re dealing with a commercial or residential lease, contact us to schedule a consultation.  We will take the time to listen and get you started on getting the legal assistance you require.

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As a landlord, when you lease property to a tenant you enter an agreement, part of which means that you can’t just walk into the property whenever you like. If you need to go into the property for an inspection or to make repairs, you must give your tenant reasonable notice pursuant to the terms of the lease you and the tenant signed. If there is no lease, or if the lease doesn’t address the issue, a reasonable standard notice would be at least 24 hours – with an exception for emergencies, of course. In the event of an emergency, such as a necessary repair, you could enter the property without notice. Otherwise, you must give notice to the tenant.

  • When a landlord leases property to a tenant he can’t just walk into the property whenever he likes.
  • A landlord who needs to go into his property for an inspection or to make repairs must give the tenant reasonable notice pursuant to the terms of their lease.
  • Absent a lease, or if the lease doesn’t address the landlord’s access, a reasonable notice would be at least 24 hours –except in the case of an emergency.
  • In the event of an emergency, such as a necessary repair, the landlord could enter the property without notice.

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