We get a lot of questions about when a landlord can enter a rental property. The simplest answer is that each state may have guidelines governing when a landlord can enter into a rental property. Entry laws vary widely including the amount of advanced notice required and type of documentation that is required of landlords in giving the advanced notice.
Unfortunately, all too many landlords are unaware of their state or local laws, thus, placing themselves at great risk for potentially costly penalties, fines, suits and legal fees.
The following information will offer landlords an introduction and general overview of entry laws. It is strongly advised that you become familiar with your state and local laws and/or seek the professional assistance of legal counsel should you encounter an entry question or problem.