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my landlord (cooperative) is redoing the heating system and

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my landlord (cooperative) is redoing the heating system and delivered a contract for me to sign on the Friday before they started work on my flat on the Monday. They say its a standard contract but there is a clause saying that they can force entry to my flat for routine maintenance having only given me 24 hours notice in writing. Obviously no problems if its an emergency but can they do this for routine stuff? Can I just score this section out?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
They can't force you to sign a contract which is unfair not can a landlord force entry at any time without giving proper notice, typically 14 days or more, and certainly not 24 hours, unless in an emergency.
Score it out before you sign and make sure you keep a copy.
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