Notice to Enter
In all 50 states, landlords must respect tenant privacy and do not have a right to enter a rental property unless they follow the proper procedure.
The most common procedure is to issue a Notice to Enter, which must include a valid reason for entry, and inform the tenant of a date and time when the landlord will enter the rental property.
What Is a Notice to Enter?
Occasionally, a landlord might have to enter a rented property, which they can do with a valid reason. It could be responding to the tenant's request to fix something or after receiving a complaint about possible property destruction. Nearing the end of a lease, a tenant may also need to show the place to prospective tenants.
In these situations (and other valid reasons), the landlord can issue a Notice to Enter and notify the tenant in advance of the date and time. The only exception in which this notice is not needed is if a landlord has to respond to a valid emergency. In the specific case of an emergency, the landlord has a right to enter the rental property without prior notice.
Other Names for Notice to Enter
Depending on your state, a Notice to Enter may also be known as:
- Notice of Entry
- Intent to Enter Notice
- Notice to Enter Rental Property
- Landlord Inspection Letter
- Notice to Enter Premises
Who Needs a Notice to Enter?
If you are a landlord and have to enter a rental property that you own, you must notify your tenant with a Notice to Enter. The tenant can reject your plan to enter the rental property if you do not have a valid reason.
Why Use 360 Legal Forms for Notice to Enter?
Customized for you, by you
Create your own documents by answering our easy-to-understand questionnaires to get exactly what you need out of your Notice to Enter.
Specific to Your Jurisdiction
Laws vary by location. Each document on 360 Legal Forms is customized for your state.
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All you have to do is fill out a simple questionnaire, print, and sign. No printer? No worries. You and other parties can even sign online.
How to Create a Notice to Enter With 360 Legal Forms
Creating your Notice to Enter is a simple affair on 360 Legal Forms.
Let 360 Legal Forms help with our extensive library of attorney-vetted legal forms. The process is fast and easy. All you have to do is fill out our easy-to-understand questionnaire. Once complete, simply download your form as a PDF or Word document from your secure online account.
What Information Will I Need to Create My Notice to Enter?
To create your document, please provide:
- Landlord Information: The legal name, address, and contact number of the landlord.
- Tenant Information: The legal name, address, and contact number of the tenant.
- Premises Information: The address and description of the rental property in question.
- Reason for Entering: Details your reason for wanting to enter the rental property, such as to inspect the property in response to a complaint or out of reasonable suspicion, to repair appliances as requested by the tenant, and so forth.
- Scheduled Date and Time of Entry: The time and date when you or a representative will enter the property.
Notice to Enter Terms
- Landlord: The landlord issuing the Notice to Enter
- Tenant: The tenant receiving the Notice to Enter
- Method of Delivery: How the landlord will deliver the notice to the tenant
A Notice to Enter Signing Requirements
Only the landlord has to sign the Notice to Enter. If other than the landlord, the party delivering the notice might also have to sign. It does not have to be notarized.
What to Do With Your Notice to Enter?
Print out a copy of the Notice to Enter that you generated on 360 Legal Forms, sign it, and make a copy for your record before sending it to your tenant. The notice can be used as a defense in family court if the tenant accuses you (the landlord) of an illegal entry.