Myth-busting – Electrical Safety installations Act 202011:19 AM, 3rd August 2020
About 2 weeks ago 82
I am a landlord and I have suspicions over the activities of a tenant. I don’t think he wants me to visit the property.
What is my legal right to inspect the property – how much notice is required.
The tenancy agreement doesn’t give the right to inspect the property.
Many thanks Sash
Legal right to quiet enjoyment: Tenants have a stutory right to quiet enjoyment and must be given at least 24 hours notice in writing to gain access to their homes.
A breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment may imply harassment under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 and this is a criminal offence. Therefore if you are not given permission you cannot just enter with 24 hours notice.
When you can enter the property >> https://www.gov.uk/renting-out-a-property/making-repairs
You have a legal right to enter your property to inspect it or carry out repairs. You must give your tenants at least 24 hours’ notice, although immediate access may be possible in emergencies. Your tenants have the right to stay in the property during the repairs.
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