A Landlord’s right of entry differs depending on the circumstances involved, and this is why you need to be aware of the provisions outlined in the relevant legislation in your state or territory.
In Queensland, the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 outlines the purposes wherein the lessor or their agent can enter the tenanted premises and, in most of these cases, a notice is required. The prescribed form to be used for such notice is the RTA Form 9.
When a tenant is renting a property, it is considered to be their home for the duration of the lease. In cases where there is a need for the Landlord or Property Manager to enter, it is imperative the tenant’s privacy is respected.
For the purpose of inspecting the property, at least 7 days notice must be given.
Meanwhile, 24 hours notice will suffice for purposes such as: maintenance and repairs, showing the property to a prospective buyer or tenant, and valuation of the property.
Instances wherein a notice isn’t required include: if the tenant agrees no time frame of notice is necessary as well as emergencies. Whatever the reason for the emergency entry, the Landlord or Property Manager must show high regard for their safety and that of the tenant.
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