Landlord right of entry

Last updated: 29 January 2018

A landlord has the right to enter a property they own, even if a tenant is currently living there, if they want to:

  • see what condition it's in and whether it needs work to get it to the repairing standard
  • carry out any work needed to make sure the property meets the repairing standard
  • carry out any work needed if they get a repairing standard order

If the tenant doesn't let the landlord enter the property, the landlord can apply to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) for help.

The Chamber can help arrange a suitable date for the landlord to visit, or set a date if the tenant and landlord can't agree on one.

Visit the Housing and Property Chamber website for more information on the process and how to apply.