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inspections (by Marcia [WI]) Nov 30, 2021 10:30 AM
       inspections (by WMH [NC]) Nov 30, 2021 10:47 AM
       inspections (by Dave [MO]) Nov 30, 2021 10:49 AM
       inspections (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 30, 2021 10:50 AM
       inspections (by plenty [MO]) Nov 30, 2021 10:53 AM
       inspections (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 30, 2021 11:20 AM

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inspections (by Marcia [WI]) Posted on: Nov 30, 2021 10:30 AM

If I give the tenants 24 hours notice or more for an inspection, and they tell me they want to be home, can I still go in?

inspections (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Nov 30, 2021 10:47 AM

What does your lease say? Ours, and NC law, says we can go in with "reasonable" notice, which is not defined but generally considered to be 24 hours. They are welcome to be there but we can't schedule some inspections around them, they have to do the time juggle.

inspections (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Nov 30, 2021 10:49 AM

I would want tenant to be present. You can take notes and address any issues you have or you might have a question that can be answered immediately.

Some tenants like to be there when someone is in there home and I don't blame them.

inspections (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 30, 2021 10:50 AM

what does your lease say?

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inspections (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Nov 30, 2021 10:53 AM

Just tell them yes. Two weeks ago I sent notices to three residents that I wanted to inspect the home and for what, one was water usage and high sewer bills. I put a post it note on the area for date and time and ask they phone me to schedule. All phoned, all were home, all were corporative. All is well.

inspections (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 30, 2021 11:20 AM

Once upon a time some Cities would have a "list" of reasons that a landlord could force entry with a 24 hour notice. It used to go something like this:

A) To make necessary or agreed repairs and/or improvements.

B) To exhibit the premises to: (Insurance Agent, Mortgage Lender or Appraiser).

C) Workers and/or Contractors

D) Other:____________________________

When I use the "Other" reason, it needs to be reasonable that I couldn't reschedule the appointment so the tenant can be home. Example: To Conduct my semi-Annual inspection of all units, test smoke and fire detectors, check plumbing for leaks and recharge/exchange fire extinguishers.

If I'm just curious and have no go reason to enter, then it needs to be at a date and time the tenant can be home.

But if there is an emergency, A landlord can enter without 24 hours notice. In the case water is leaking from the roof or unit above and I need to vacuum up the water and dry out carpets and prevent permeant damage.

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