Tenants have the right to quiet enjoyment of the rented property, without any undue interference from the Landlord.
The Landlords can not enter the premises without the consent of the tenant. The Landlords have to give reasonable notice to the tenants for their visits/inspection, repair works of the rented accommodation, in all eventualities a prior-notice of at least 24 hours must be provided to the tenant.
If the tenant is refusing access to the Landlord for repair work , and repairs are of urgent nature, then the landlord should mention the liability for costs to the tenant if the property deteriorates because of the lack of access. They should also inform them that they, the landlord, will no longer be responsible for injury to the tenant, or damage to their property, if it results from lack of access. If the landlords hasn’t been unable to make the necessary repairs to ensure their safety, and they cannot then be blamed for any problems that may arise because of it.
Landlord can gain access to the property by getting an injunction order from the court.
If the repair work are of such nature, that it can not be undertaken while the property is occupied, or would be unsafe for the occupants then Landlord would have to evict the tenants for carrying out the needed repairs .
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