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Can an Owner Inspect their Tenanted Property anytime they want?

The tenancy laws concerning times and frequency of owner/agent inspections are quite rigid. This is to allow the tenants ‘quiet enjoyment’ of the property in which they are living. In a nutshell, an Owner can’t just turn up at his/her property and request entry.

The following terms must be adhered to:

  • The tenants are to be given 7 clear days’ written notice on the appropriate RTA form.
  • The Owner or Agent must not have performed a property inspection within the past 3 months.

If the Owner or Agent fails to adhere to these terms, the tenant has the right to refuse entry and/or issue a Breach Notice to the Owner.