Q: Hi. My landlord gave me a 24-hour notice to enter my unit. Do I have to accept the day/time they suggested?
Hi. My landlord gave me a 24-hour notice to enter my unit. They want to enter any time between 9am-5pm and want me to be present. I do not have any issues with them coming to inspect something, but I have work commitments and cannot be home for a whole day just for them to come inspect something for 5 minutes.
1. Do I have the right to say yes but at a different time and/or during a different time window?
2. Can they enter just because they gave me a notice if I said I do not consent to the day/time in the notice and suggested another day/time?
1. Under California law, a landlord must provide reasonable notice (usually 24 hours) before entering a tenant's unit. If the proposed time is inconvenient for you due to work or other commitments, you can request a different time or a narrower time window that is mutually agreeable.
2. If a landlord has provided the requisite notice and the reason for entry is lawful (e.g., for repairs or inspections), they generally have the right to enter. However, it's in both parties' best interests to communicate and try to agree on a time that works for both.
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