Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 4 July 2014 to date (accessed 21 December 2014 at 02:04)

57   Limits on entry by landlord or others without consent

(1)  A landlord, the landlord’s agent or other person who enters residential premises under a right to enter the premises without the consent of the tenant:
(a)  must enter the premises between the hours of 8.00 am and 8.00 pm, and
(b)  must not enter on a Sunday or a public holiday, and
(c)  must not stay on the residential premises longer than is necessary to achieve the purpose of the entry to the residential premises, and
(d)  must, if practicable, notify the tenant of the proposed time and day of entry.
(2)  A person authorised by the landlord or landlord’s agent must not enter residential premises under a right to enter the premises without the consent of the tenant unless:
(a)  the person first obtains the written consent of the landlord or landlord’s agent, and
(b)  the person produces the consent to the tenant if the tenant is at the premises.
(3)  This section does not apply to entry:
(a)  as agreed with the tenant, or
(b)  in an emergency, or
(c)  to carry out urgent repairs, or
(d)  if the landlord forms a reasonable belief that the premises have been abandoned, or
(e)  in accordance with an order of the Tribunal.
(4)  This section is a term of every residential tenancy agreement.
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