You have notasked a specific question but I will try to assist. I am happy to answer anyspecific queries.
The landlord isentitled to come into the property on reasonable notice (usually, at least 48hours except in an emergency) to inspect the property and to do minor repairsbut not to do refurbishment which is what he appears to be doing if this isgoing to cause major disruption and is more than simply fixing a leak.
So, whether he isable to come into the property really depends on the extent of the workrequired. If it is going to be a few hours, I think he has the right to do it.
If it is going tobe a couple of days, then in my opinion he does not.
However what hehas the right to do legally on what he will do all wants to do two totallydifferent things.
If he insists,you are faced with simply refusing him access. If he tries to be forceful, callthe police.
If the landlordwere asking me the question I would tell him that he is on very dodgy ground withthis and that he should rearrange it for the sake of two days.
It really comesdown to how walk with the landlord is going to be and how much grief you want.
You can sell thelandlord that you have been advised that as this is not an emergency and is nota simple repair, you are not obliged to give him access and he will have torearrange it until after you have gone.
If he feelsdifferently, he is faced with a court application.
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