A tenant shall not unreasonably withhold consent to the
landlord to enter the dwelling unit:
(a) To make necessary or agreed repairs, decorations,
alterations or improvements;
(b) To supply necessary or agreed services;
(c) To conduct inspections authorized or required by
any government agency;
(d) To exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective or
actual purchasers, mortgagees, workmen or contractors;
(e) To exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective
tenants 60 days or less prior to the expiration of the existing rental
(f) For practical necessity where repairs or
maintenance elsewhere in the building unexpectedly require such access;
(g) To determine a tenant's compliance with provisions
in the rental agreement; and
(h) In case of emergency.
The landlord shall not abuse the right of access or use it
to harass the tenant. Except in cases where access is authorized by
subsection (f) or (h) of this section, the landlord shall give the
tenant notice of the landlord's intent to enter of no less than two
days. Such notice shall be provided directly to each dwelling unit by
mail, telephone, written notice to the dwelling unit, or by other
reasonable means designed in good faith to provide notice to the tenant.
If access is required because of repair work for common facilities or
other apartments, a general notice may be given by the landlord to all
potentially affected tenants that entry may be required. In cases where
access is authorized by subsection (f) or (h) of this section, the
landlord may enter the dwelling unit without notice or consent of the
tenant. The landlord shall give the tenant notice of such entry within
two days after such entry.
The landlord may enter only at reasonable times except in
case of an emergency. An entry between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. or at any
other time expressly requested by the tenant shall be presumed
Under this section of the RLTO Tenants are
entitled to advance notice from their landlord of at least
"2-days." The notice does not have to be in writing, and could
be a phone call or note under the door.
only exceptions are under subsections (h), in case of an
emergency, and (f), if repairs elsewhere in building
unexpectedly require access.
Also, advance notice aside, the landlord is not supposed to
enter outside the hours of 8am through 8pm, unless the landlord
and tenant have agreed to something outside that range.
Look at RLTO 060 to see what
happens if the landlord makes an entry to show the apartment
without giving at least 48-hours' notice... damages for the
tenant equal to one-month's rent.