While you may feel like checking on how your tenant
is looking after your property, you can’t just pop in whenever you feel like
Local legislation will stipulate how
frequently you can do this and how to go about it.
For example, in Victoria, a landlord may enter
the premises as long as the tenant agrees to the time and was consulted within
the last seven days.
Occasionally you may need to enter your property on
In Victoria, a landlord has the right to enter
within 24 hours after having given written notice to the tenant in order
- Carry out duties
under the Residential Tenancy Agreement, the ‘Residential Tenancies Act
1997, or any other Act.
- To value the
- Show prospective buyers or lenders through the premises.
- Show prospective tenants through the premises.
- Verify a reasonable belief that the tenant has not met their duties as a tenant.
- Make one general
inspection in any six-month period, but not within the first three months of the tenancy.
Under these circumstances, the landlord is allowed
to enter the premises if the tenant is not home providing the requirements
regarding written notices have been met.
The landlord does not have the right to enter
in an unreasonable way or stay any longer than necessary unless it is with the
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Wednesday, 17 February 2021