A 24-hour notice to enter gives a tenant notice that their landlord will enter the property in 24 hours. Many states require at least 24 hours’ notice before entering for non-emergency reasons, such as inspecting the property’s condition or maintenance work. For states where there are no notice requirements, it’s still recommended that landlords use this type of notice to avoid violating the tenant’s right to privacy and peaceful enjoyment of their living space. The document should include the landlord’s contact details and identify the date, time, and reason for the planned entry.
In the following states, landlords must provide 24 hours’ notice before entering a tenant’s rental unit:
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
24-HOUR NOTICE TO ENTER
[CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE]
RE: 24-HOUR NOTICE TO ENTER THE PREMISES
Dear [TENANT’S NAME],
In accordance with [STATE] landlord-tenant laws and the terms of your lease agreement, this letter serves as advance notice that we require access to your rental property located at [PROPERTY ADDRESS] for the following purpose: [REASON FOR ENTERING].
As required by law, this notice is being provided at least 24 hours before the planned entry. Therefore, access to the property will be scheduled on [ENTRY DATE] at approximately [TIME] ☐ AM ☐ PM.
If you have any concerns or if the proposed date and time are not suitable for you, please contact us immediately to reschedule. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter and your continued efforts to maintain the rental property.