Can my landlord show up to do repairs without telling me he is coming?

How much notice does he need to give me?

Asked on June 3, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Washington


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

In Washington, a landlord is required to give 48 hours notice before entering the tenant's rental property. 

If it is an emergency, no notice is required.  Washington law also provides that no notice is required if the entry by the landlord is to address an urgent problem. 

If the landlord is showing the property to a prospective tenant or purchaser, 24 hours notice to the current tenant is required.

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