A 48-hour notice to enter is a document delivered from landlord to tenant informing them that the landlord will access the unit in 48 hours. The notice should explain why the landlord is accessing the property and what date and time they intend to do so. Common reasons for the landlord to access the premises include inspection, upkeep, repairs, upgrades, and presenting the property to prospective renters or purchasers.
In the following states, landlords are required by law to provide a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to tenants before entering the rental property:
48-HOUR NOTICE TO ENTER
[CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE]
RE: 48-HOUR NOTICE TO ENTER THE PREMISES
Dear [TENANT’S NAME],
This letter serves as notice that we need entry to your rental property at [PROPERTY ADDRESS] for the following reasons: [REASON FOR ENTRY]. This is in accordance with [STATE] landlord-tenant legislation and the conditions of your lease agreement.
Per state law, this notice is provided at least 48 hours before the planned entry. Access to the property will be scheduled on [ENTRY DATE] at approximately [TIME] ☐ AM ☐ PM.
Please contact us immediately if you have any questions or to reschedule if the suggested day and time are inconvenient. We value your assistance and your ongoing maintenance of the rental property.