Orkney Islands Council
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Access for Repairs

As a landlord you are entitled to enter the property in order to carry out any repairs that have been reported by the tenant. You must give your tenant at least 24 hours written notice of your intention to enter the property. However this does not apply if you must carry out an emergency repair.

Gaining Access to Inspect Property

You may also be able to access the property in order to inspect its condition and state of repair, however again you must have given your tenant at least 24 hours written notice.

Harassment of Tenants

It is important to note that if you enter the property more than necessary without giving your tenant advance notice this may be viewed as harassment by the tenant who is within their rights to seek legal redress.