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As a landlord, you have the right to enter your rental unit to carry out a property inspection. You need to include an inspection clause where you indicate that you have the permission to enter the premises. You can state the inspection days and times as well as the reasons for doing the inspection.
Here is a list of reasons why property inspections are important:
Never miss including this lease clause. You can state in your lease, "The landlord reserves the right to enter the property to conduct routine inspections." Discuss this with your tenants before they sign the lease. Let the tenants know that they need to be present during the inspection.
Make sure to give your tenants a notice prior to every routine inspection. Always be courteous and respectful!
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