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Contents (2010 - 42)
Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 15 December 2017 at 06:01)
Part 3 Division 4 Section 55
55   Access generally by landlord to residential premises without consent
(1)  A landlord, the landlord’s agent or any other person authorised by the landlord may enter residential premises during a residential tenancy agreement without the consent of the tenant, and without giving notice to the tenant, only in the following circumstances:
(a)  in an emergency,
(b)  to carry out urgent repairs,
(c)  if the landlord, landlord’s agent or person has made a reasonable attempt to obtain entry with consent and has reasonable cause for serious concern about the health or safety of the tenant or any other person that the landlord, landlord’s agent or person believes is on the residential premises,
(d)  if the landlord forms a reasonable belief that the residential premises have been abandoned,
(e)  in accordance with an order of the Tribunal.
(2)  A landlord, the landlord’s agent or any other person authorised by the landlord may enter residential premises during a residential tenancy agreement without the consent of the tenant, after giving notice to the tenant, only in the following circumstances:
(a)  to inspect the residential premises, not more than 4 times in any period of 12 months, if the tenant has been given not less than 7 days written notice each time,
(b)  to carry out or assess the need for necessary repairs (other than urgent repairs) to, or maintenance of, the residential premises, if the tenant has been given not less than 2 days notice each time,
(c)  to carry out, inspect or assess the need for work for the purpose of compliance with the landlord’s statutory obligations relating to the health or safety of the residential premises, if the tenant has been given not less than 2 days notice each time,
(d)  to value the property, not more than once in any period of 12 months, if the tenant is given not less than 7 days notice each time,
(e)  to show the premises to prospective tenants, a reasonable number of times during the period of 14 days preceding the termination of the agreement, if the tenant is given reasonable notice each time,
(f)  if the landlord and tenant fail to agree under section 53 to show the premises to prospective purchasers, not more than twice in any period of a week, if the tenant is given not less than 48 hours notice each time.
(3)  This section does not apply to any part of premises to which the tenant does not have the right of exclusive occupation.
(4)  This section is a term of every residential tenancy agreement.