“When renting a property privately from a landlord, should he/she have spare keys to enter when the tenant is away from the property?” – Vanessa (NSW)
Feature agent: Madeleine Smith, New Client Relations Manager at Raine & Horne Terrigal – Avoca Beach.
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Vanessa, we asked Raine & Horne Terrigal – Avoca Beach New Client Relations Manager, Madeleine Smith for her insight regarding whether a landlord should have spare keys to enter a tenant’s property.
Madeleine said in NSW, there is generally nothing stopping a property owner holding keys.
“There is no legislative issue with the Landlord holding keys, as long as they comply with the entry requirements and give appropriate notice or get consent from the tenant,” she said.
“Generally speaking as an Agency, we discourage our Landlords from holding keys for our tenants’s peace of mind.”
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