Urban Land & Housing Group – Tenant Tips – Access and Privacy – Your Rights
Many tenants are often confused about their rights in given access to the property they lease – I have given a brief summary below outlining your rights as a tenants.
You are entitled to ‘reasonable peace, comfort and privacy’ in your use of the premises. The landlord/agent must not interfere with, or cause or permit anyone to interfere with, your peace, comfort and privacy.
Landlord’s right to enter the premises
Other than as outlined below, the landlord/agent, or another person authorised by the landlord, must not enter the premises.
If the landlord/agent gives you the proper notice (if applicable) and they have a valid purpose, you must allow them to enter. This applies whether or not you are at the premises at the time (see below).
Entry with consent
The landlord/agent, or another person authorised by the landlord, can enter the premises at any time with your consent.
Entry without consent, without notice
The landlord/agent, or another person authorised by the landlord, can enter the premises without your consent and without notice, only:
in an emergency, do urgent repairs
if the landlord thinks that the premises have been abandoned, or
in accordance with an order of the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal, or
if they have serious concern about the health/safety of a person on the premises (after they have first tried to get your consent to enter)
For more details please give me a call on (02) 9672-6055