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Is it normal for landlords to do monthly inspections? I have nothing to hide but it just feels like an invasion of our life a little bit. We have always passed our inspections amd we get along really well. Just wondering if this is normal?

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  1. Monthly seems a bit extreme. Annually or semi-annually is the norm.

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  2. No that’s not normal at all. What is the reasoning behind these inspections and is notice given to enter premises each and every time. I’d inquire for sure. Something doesn’t seem right there.

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  3. Daryl Perry Daryl Perry says:

    24 hours to enter with written notice.. and it has to be for specific reasons, I believe ie: unsanitary conditions. However, they can enter for emergency reason without notice.

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  4. I rent 2 rooms in my home. I have only done an inspection once – when we had a company come out to check the heating vents…but with 3 days notice and they were just checking vents and cleaning them.

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    • I lived in boardwalk complexes several times and inspections were only done once a year and on move out days. Even they know once a month isn’t necessary!

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  5. Heather Anne Heather Anne says:

    I rented for almost 20 years in 10 different units (4 cities, 3 different provinces) and never had more than a yearly inspection of the smoke detectors.

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  6. Brandi L Law Brandi L Law says:

    Annual is normal. Maybe more depending on location but monthly is different

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  7. Did you agree to it in your lease?? I agreed once to inspections every 3 or 4 months i cant remember now. Such a pain but i signed it so i had to wait it out till the next lease. Then negotiated every 6 months.

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  8. Annual is standard. Monthly is very excessive

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  9. we have 1 a year in the fall. never heard of monthly. thats crazy

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  10. Leona Aquin Leona Aquin says:

    I am one that does monthly checks, as i house the homeless and with the amount of friends they bring in from the streets we do check, its cause of bedbugs, cockroaches we want our building clean. It has happened and it cost a lot to get rid of them. So yah we do check once a month.

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    • Leona Aquin Leona Aquin says:

      Plus the tenants do not report that they have bugs so it cost that much more. and yes we give them 24 hour notice to come in. We go by the law and under these circumstances we can, i have talked to landlord and tenants act. The tenants do not have a problem with this and if this is one of my tenants too bad. safety first.

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  11. Don’t rent from this guy!!! He does them every week and beer goes missing !! Knut Johansen Willier

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  12. Amanda Jones Amanda Jones says:

    I had one landlord do monthly inspections. Drove us insane. She had no reason to do it. She would complain that our laundry wasn’t kept us with, and that we had dirty dishes in the sink.

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  13. ….monthly inspections seems a little excessive.

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  14. Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

    no not the normal … when I was a caretaker .. I only did inspections on a move in and move out …. and if there was a concern from the tenant or if complaint given by another tenant …

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  15. I do a walk through before I resign leases. Other than that, only for repairs/maintenance and with lots of notice. Once a month seems overbearing, the tenants have their right to privacy.

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  16. I always said if I was a landlord, I’d do monthly inspections.

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  17. It depends on whether it is in your lease or not. If you signed and agreed to them then you have to live with it. The landlord probably got screwed over really bad by a previous tenet and is trying to protect his investment now.
    I owned a cleaning company and one of my clients owned several properties and I would have to go in every two weeks to do a thorough cleaning and to report any damage done. Clients signed in paperwork to have me come in and clean. That was her way of protecting her investments. If tenets destroyed stuff she got on the ball quickly to end their tenancy.

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  18. Insurance companies love that you do monthly inspections – it keeps the building insurance down

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  19. Its their property, don’t like the monthly inspections? move out

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  20. I thought it was only once a year. That’s how mine does it. And boardwalk and Midwest they are once a year also

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  21. I’ve been in the same rental for 2 years and have had 1 inspection in the 2 years

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  22. Never had it done, they just spy on me like the norm!

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  23. Tina Jarvis Tina Jarvis says:

    This is not normal. They are invading your privacy call the landlord and tenant board.

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  24. Marie says:

    I wouldn’t think it’s normal to do inspections on a monthly basis. No. However if such was in your lease/rental agreement, then you would have been aware.
    ~ Also, a landlord is supposed to give their tenants; notice, a heads-up that they will be entering your domain on such and such a day at perhaps such and such time… though they must also give/provide a reason for their doing so. Eg.; to check faucets, appliances, windows (left open?) and so forth.
    ~ Perhaps you live in a multi-family unit?
    ~ Perhaps they may have cause to suspect something or someone may be doing, or is up to something unacceptable … ? eg.; housing others who are not on the lease… brewing illegal substances… smoking when it’s been specified as a ‘non-smoking’ building/property… have a pet(s) when stipulated ‘no pets allowed’ …
    ~ Perhaps you live in a single-family-dwelling where the landlord has (prior to your moving in) … spent ‘x’ amount of dollars to fix and renovate because of some previous disrespectful/damage causing lunatic tenant(s) and landlord has simply had enough of the bullshit people out there who lie… and LL just wants to check and see if you present as stated on your application to rent…
    ~ Perhaps your landlord has had previous issues with bedbugs in the building, and does rounds regularly to check for possible reoccurrences/signs of the problem…
    ! Perhaps your landlord is a pervert and just likes to check your pantie drawer … LOL … LOL …
    In any event – LLs are supposed to provide you with written notice (and reason) for their wanting to enter before they do …
    On a monthly basis though? … hmmm … maybe check your lease … maybe approach your landlord and ask; What’s up? …

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