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Landlord's Entry

Landlords have the right to conduct monthly inspections of the rental unit as long as the tenant receives written notice at least 24 hours and not more than 30 days before the time of entry. The time of entry must be
between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. unless the tenant agrees otherwise.

Other instances when a landlord can enter a rental unit:

  • there is an emergency
  • you are at home and agree to let your landlord in
  • you have been given at least 24 hours and not more than 30 days written notice stating the reasonable purpose for entering, date and time of entering which must be between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
  • the rental unit is abandoned
  • to provide a regular service such as housekeeping that is clearly outlined in your rental agreement
  • the landlord has an arbitrator's or court order

What you can do about unlawful entry:

More on this Subject

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   Other Resources

   - British Columbia Tenancy Office - Unlawful Entry - RTB-107
   - Selling a Tenanted Residential Property - RTB-125 

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