As a Fort Lauderdale Tenant or Broward Tenant, once you’re in possession of your rental home or apartment, you basically have the same rights as if you owned the property as to access to the property. So what is the Landlord’s Right to Entry? You can grant or deny entrance or access to anyone at any time and you have the right to privacy in your own home. However, there are certain situations when you have to give your landlord the right to enter.
If you are provided “reasonable notice” by your landlord to inspect the property, supply an agreed upon service, show the property to a potential buyer or renter, or to make repairs to the premises, then you must allow your landlord to enter the property. Reasonable notice is given at least 12 hours prior and should be between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
In the case of an emergency, or if a landlord reasonably believes illegal and/or criminal activity is taking place, the landlord can enter at any time. A landlord may also enter without notice if you are absent for an extended period of time, which is equal to one-half the time for periodic rental payments, meaning if you pay rent monthly, the landlord may enter if you are absent for more than two weeks. For a more in depth look into a landlord’s right to enter your rental homer or apartment, visit Florida Statute 83.53.
If you believe your Landlord’s Right to Entry is unreasonable or illegal and is violating your right to possession and your right to privacy in your own home, please contact the experienced Broward landlord tenant lawyers of 954 Eviction Attorneys, PLLC. Our number is (954) 323-2529. We can assist you with the proper protection and privacy from your unreasonable landlord under Florida Law.