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Gaining access to rental property

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Tinaandalex, 21st Sep, 2016.

  1. Tinaandalex

    Tinaandalex Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    We self manage our rental premise and have a general question about our right/obligation to have access to the rental premise. I understand that we are required to give tenant at least 24 hour notice providing time/date and reason which we did. Can anyone advise if we need to obtain consent from tenant before accessing the premise? What should we do in case tenant doesn't respond?

    kind regards,
    Tina
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Tenancy Tip Thursday - Entering the property Start with this first but keep in mind it differs per states and some interstate PM's contributed their states rules later on in the thread.

    In general it depends on the type of access you're after. For repairs, usually 24-72 hours across most states, for a quarterly inspection 1-2 weeks.

    There's no need to respond, proof of notice being sent is enough. After the required notice you can turn up with keys - most will accommodate. If they deny you access then you can't force your way in (even though you've served correct notice), but you'd have to either reschedule or go to tribunal for a scheduled entry order.
     
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  3. Tinaandalex

    Tinaandalex Well-Known Member

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    thanks heaps for the thorough response, DT