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Existing Tenant

In what scenario can the landlord breach tenant access from the tenancy?

There are certain scenarios where access to a tenancy can be restricted or breached. These scenarios typically revolve around legal and safety concerns. Here are some examples:


  1. Non-payment of Rent: If you fail to pay rent as per the terms of your lease agreement, the landlord may have the right to restrict access to the premises until the outstanding rent is paid.

  2. Breach of Lease Terms: If you breach any terms of the lease agreement, such as subletting without permission or using the premises for purposes not allowed in the lease (like running a business that is not permitted), the landlord may restrict access until the breach is rectified.

  3. Safety Concerns: If there are safety hazards on the premises that pose a risk to you or others, the landlord may need to restrict access until the issues are resolved. This could include things like structural damage, electrical problems, or health hazards.

  4. Renovations or Repairs: In some cases, the landlord may need to access the premises for renovations or repairs that cannot be safely carried out while you are present. They should provide you with notice and make reasonable efforts to minimize disruption to your tenancy.

  5. Legal Requirements: There may be legal requirements, such as government orders or health regulations, that necessitate restricting access to the premises for a certain period of time.


In any of these scenarios, it's important for the landlord to communicate clearly with you and provide proper notice before restricting access to the tenancy. If you believe the landlord is unfairly restricting your access or if you have concerns about the situation, you may want to seek legal advice or contact a tenants' rights organization for assistance.

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