Notice to Enter

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The Notice to Enter form allows the landlord to request entrance to an occupied rental property for maintenance, repair, or inspection.

Document Last Modified: 6/29/2022

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1954. (a) A landlord may enter the dwelling unit only in the following cases:

(1) In case of emergency.
(2) To make necessary or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations or improvements, supply necessary or agreed services, or exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, workers, or contractors or to make an inspection pursuant to s
ubdivision (f) of Section 1950.5.
(3) When the tenant has abandoned or surrendered the premises.
(4) Pursuant to court order.
(b) Except in cases of emergency or when the tenant has abandoned or surrendered the premises, entry may not be made during other than normal business hours unless the tenant consents to an entry during other than normal business hours at the time of entry.
(c) The landlord may not abuse the right of access or use it to harass the tenant.
(d) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (e), or as provided in paragraph (2) or (3), the landlord shall give the tenant reasonable notice in writing of his or her intent to enter and enter only during normal business hours.

The notice shall include:
(1 ) The date,
(2) Approximate time
(3) Purpose of the entry.

DELIVERY: The notice may be personally delivered to the tenant, left with someone of a suitable age and discretion at the premises, or, left on, near, or under the usual entry door of the premises in a manner in which a reasonable person would discover the notice. Twenty-four hours shall be presumed to be reasonable notice in absence of evidence to the contrary. The notice may be mailed to the tenant. Mailing of the notice at least six days prior to an intended entry is presumed reasonable notice in the absence of evidence to the contrary.

(2) If the purpose of the entry is to exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective or actual purchasers, the notice may be given orally, in person or by telephone, if the landlord or his or her agent has notified the tenant in writing within 120 days of the oral notice that the property is for sale and that the landlord or agent may contact the tenant orally for the purpose described above. Twenty-four hours is presumed reasonable notice in the absence of evidence to the contrary. The notice shall include the date, approximate time, and purpose of the entry. At the time of entry, the landlord or agent shall leave written evidence of the entry inside the unit.

(3) The tenant and the landlord may agree orally to an entry to make agreed repairs or supply agreed services. The agreement shall include the date and approximate time of the entry, which shall be within one week of the agreement. In this case, the landlord is not required to provide the tenant a written notice.
(e) No notice of entry is required under this section:
(1) To respond to an emergency.
(2) If the tenant is present and consents to the entry at the time of entry.
(3) After the tenant has abandoned or surrendered the unit.
Being a landlord is by no means a hands-off job. Sometimes landlords must enter the rental property; for example, the landlord may need to make repairs, show the property to a prospective tenant, perform inspections, or enter the unit at the tenant’s request. However, before a landlord may enter into the occupied rental property it is important and often required, to notify the tenants. This ezLandlordForms Notice to Enter form allows landlords to provide their tenants with proper written notice before entering the premises. Each state and province has its own laws for when a landlord may enter, for what purpose, and how much advance notice is required. This Notice to Enter form allows landlords to list the reason of entering.

A busy landlord can complete this straightforward document by completing a few simple steps. Using our auto-fill technology, when you select the tenant and the property address, the full mailing information will be inserted into the final document where required. The landlord can also indicate the reason for the need to enter the unit. Additionally, the document wizard prompts the landlord to insert the date and time or time range when the entrance will be required. The landlord’s phone number, as documented in the landlord’s ezLandlordForms account, is also automatically included in the document. This is convenient to be sure the tenant can easily contact the landlord regarding the entry that is required.

This form fulfills the criteria set forth by law in most jurisdictions for property entrance notification. The document also reminds tenants that cooperating with a reasonable request for entrance is part of the terms of their lease agreement.

A landlord will provide this form to all tenants to give notice requesting entrance to the property.

WARNING: It is important to follow your state's requirements before entering the leased premises.