Your Rights - Privacy
The landlord is not entitled to enter your property without the tenant's permission except in the case of emergency or to do essential repairs. If the property is put up for sale, ask the landlord to agree viewing times that suit you. If your landlord repeatedly enters your house or appartment without your permission, come to us for advice. Under the terms of the Residential tenancies Act 2004 a tenant has a statutory right to quiet and peaceful possession as long as they pay the rent. This right cannot be contracted away.
This means that:
- The landlord is entitled to reasonable access for purposes of inspection and/or repair (this includes inspections of bedrooms). Monthly inspections are recommended.
- If the landlord needs to carry out repairs or inspect the premises it should be by prior arrangement.
- A tenant is entitled to refuse the landlord permission if the request is unreasonable.
- Students cannot change locks unless they inform the landlord beforehand that they are going to and the reasons that they have to.
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