There is often a fine line between a tenant right to privacy and the landlords right to access their property. It is wise to familiarize yourself with Landlords’ right of entry laws.
Common Reasons for Entry
There are four common reasons why a landlord would need to enter a property, inspections, maintenance repairs, showings, and emergencies. Three of the four most common reasons require a notice, with emergencies being the exception. It is in the best interest of both the landlord and the tenant to provide notice for tenant requested maintenance, although it is not always required. Notices prevent avoidable situations, such as a loose pet in the property, and create a respectful relationship between the tenant and landlord.
Florida Notice Requirements
In the state of Florida landlords are required to give at least a 12-hour notice for maintenance repairs, showings, and inspections. Notices to enter, can be made by telephone, hand-delivery, electronically, or by posting notice at the property. In the event of an emergency, water leaks, flooding, fire, or plumbing backups, the landlord has an immediate right of entry to protect the property.
Ryntal Property Management performs quarterly routine inspection for all our rental properties. This ensures that the unit is being treated with care and there are no unauthorized occupants, including any unauthorized pets. If you’re an investment property owner you may want to consider hiring a rental management company such as, Ryntal, to make certain that tenants are maintaining your investment. From finding great tenants, managing payments, to routine inspections and repairs, Ryntal is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our clients. For more information about all the services Ryntal Property Management has to offer please call, (941) 343-4526, option 106.