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Inspection (by Alex CorreA [CO]) May 12, 2010 11:36 AM
       Inspection (by in [IN]) May 12, 2010 1:42 PM
       Inspection (by Theresa [TX]) May 12, 2010 2:18 PM
       Inspection (by Virden [OH]) May 12, 2010 2:47 PM
       Inspection (by AllyM [NJ]) May 12, 2010 4:12 PM
       Inspection (by SAM [OR]) May 12, 2010 10:04 PM

Inspection (by Alex CorreA [CO]) Posted on: May 12, 2010 11:36 AM

State Specific Question About: COLORADO (CO)

How much time do I have to give my tenant to let him know I want to inspect the property for pet damage? --75.71.xx.x

Inspection (by in [IN]) Posted on: May 12, 2010 1:42 PM

You need to do that after they have moved out, it sound like an on gong problem, and an inspection will not solve anything..

Have they complained the place smells like pets...?? --67.163.xx.xx

Inspection (by Theresa [TX]) Posted on: May 12, 2010 2:18 PM

Most if not all states require a 24 hour posted notice to enter the unit.

To be sure what your state requires check your state laws above in the "Landlord/Tenant State Laws".

Inspection (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: May 12, 2010 2:47 PM

Just a 24hr notice for a general inspection, if there is a pet there visit without this notice and take some photos so you can have the neighbors let you know if the dog is there.

You shopuld be inspecting at least every 2 months for a general checkup of everything and anything.

Inspection (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 12, 2010 4:12 PM

Best not to tell them why you are inspecting. Tell them you are checking the smoke and CO alarms. Give them 24 hours notice.

They can keep you out and it's a whole lot of trouble to get in. They can change locks and then you have to go to court to get a key.

If you go in to inspect alarms and change batteries etc. then you will see and smell what you want to see and smell.

Take a witness who is able to find the time to go to court with you.

If there is a lot of pet damage then you can go home and send them a notice that they are violating your lease. Don't say anything there or you could have a fight there.

I would not advise taking photos. Take the witness with you and make sure it is someone believable not your twelve year old daughter.

Inspection (by SAM [OR]) Posted on: May 12, 2010 10:04 PM

We have in our rental agreement the right to semi-yearly inspections of the rental unit.

We are usually in the units a couple or three time a year for (Tenant invited) repairs, coffee, or general visiting.

If there seems to be a problem brewing, we'll send tham notice of inspection. This has usually cleared up the problem.

A side note, if the damage has already been done, then you must decide how much work it is to bring the unit back to spec to re-rent. Then you get to decide whether to leave them or kick them out.

Good Luck

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