Updated on May 8th, 2023
A New York notice to enter informs tenants that their landlord will enter the rental unit at a designated date and time. In addition to the entry time, the letter will inform the tenant of the reason for the entry; landlords may need to enter the property to make routine repairs, improvements, inspections, or property showings. There are no state laws that say how much notice a landlord must give their tenant, though 24 hours’ notice is often recommended.
New York state statutes do not mention specific notice requirements. Landlords and tenants should look to local bylaws.
In New York City, if an owner wants to inspect a rental unit to ensure they meet the standards outlined in the Administrative Code or multi-dwelling law, tenants must be given at least 24 hours’ notice. If the property owner wants to repair or improve the rental unit, the tenant must be given at least one week’s notice (§ 25-101).
A landlord or their representative may enter a New York City rental unit to repair issues violating the Housing Maintenance Code or perform emergency repairs to prevent property damage or injury without advance notice. However, the tenant must be notified by phone, email, or in person (§ 25-101(a)(3)).