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    Quarterly Property Inspection

    I've written to a tenant twice now to inspect my property.
    He hasn't replied to me.
    What rights do i have as a landlord to be able to access my property?
    I like to make quarterly inspections on all my properties. I audit them, take pictures, repair any defects quickly etc.
    These quarterly inspections with evidence avoids dis repair claims.
    This particular tenant made several claims of dis repair before i wrote to him - i think he's angling for a dis repair case based on experience.
    What shall i do here?



    #2
    Write to tenant on paper saying you will be carrying out an inspection at (specify date and time). If he does not respond go with a witness and make entry.

    If T writes back saying no entry then is would be S21 time in my book.



    Freedom at the point of zero............

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      #3
      A tenant cannot refuse you access. There’s a Request for Access template (you can get this from Scottish Association of Landlords if you’re a member). Send by Recorded Delivery/signature. If it’s returned best bet is to employ Sheriff Officers to serve it at the property. It’s normal to give 48 hours notice of your intention to inspect. If the tenant does not respond I wouldn’t advise you to enter the property. Your only other option is to apply to The First Tier Tribunal for a Warrant to Enter.

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        #4
        Where is the Property located?

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          #5
          Originally posted by Sheena McQ View Post
          A tenant cannot refuse you access.
          Of course they can.

          Though Sheena answers as though you are in Scotland, where things are different. So yes, whereabouts is the property?

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            #6
            For a long discussion of this question see..
            https://forums.landlordzone.co.uk/fo...ion-or-viewing
            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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