Can the landlord enter a tenant’s premises without notice?
Normally a landlord has no right to enter a tenant's apartment unless the tenant gives consent. Under the general concept of landlord-tenant law, the landlord has surrendered possession of the premises entirely to the tenant for the term of the lease.
But a written lease will almost always give the landlord the right to enter to show the premises to prospective buyers or prospective tenants and to make necessary or agreed repairs. A lease may require the landlord to give a 24-hour notice, but some leases do not require any prior notice or restrict the time or frequency of entry.
State and local laws may also give landlords the right of access. Usually these ordinances require landlords to give reasonable advance notice and to enter only at reasonable times and not so often as to be harassing.
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