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Property inspection (by Paul Erom [CO]) Sep 28, 2009 12:06 PM
       Property inspection (by MrRational [MD]) Sep 28, 2009 12:34 PM
       Property inspection (by RR78 [VA]) Sep 28, 2009 12:59 PM
       Property inspection (by Carolyn [MO]) Sep 28, 2009 1:10 PM
       Property inspection (by Wallace CPM [VA]) Sep 28, 2009 1:22 PM
       Property inspection (by AllyM [NJ]) Sep 28, 2009 3:26 PM
       Property inspection (by ManateeAlley [FL]) Sep 28, 2009 4:56 PM
       Property inspection (by Virden [OH]) Sep 28, 2009 7:32 PM
       Property inspection (by Reid [KS]) Sep 29, 2009 1:29 PM

Property inspection (by Paul Erom [CO]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 12:06 PM

State Specific Question About: COLORADO (CO)

The lease states that I can inspect the property as th landlord, as long as I give 24-hr notice. Tenant has given notice of moving out in about a week and is "not comfortable" to let me inspect the property. I have a feeling she may be trying to cover up serious damages until she moves out in a matter of days. Any ideas what I can do to enforece the agreement. Call police? or Just open door with my key and do the inspection anyway? Appreciate any insight.

Property inspection (by MrRational [MD]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 12:34 PM

whatever the lease may state what it is really doing is informing the tenant that you have certain rights to protect your property independent of their right to "quiet enjoyment". Appreciate the difference in context and tone now?

The LL isn't "asking" for permission to enter... you are TELLING of your intention to enter. All that is about normal getting along circumstances.

OTOH... when you have reason to believe there is a risk to your property due to the acts or negligence of the tenant... well, that's why you have a key.

Bring a camera and bring a (good) witness when you go over there.

Property inspection (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 12:59 PM

Just tell the tenant you looked. But could not find the not comfortable clause, that she wants to use, in the lease .

Property inspection (by Carolyn [MO]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 1:10 PM

Although you have the right to go in with notice now, what is the point? What do you expect to accomplish? You will be able to have a much better look at things when she is out in a week anyway.

I expect if I were a tenant moving in a week, my place would be a big mess as I was trying to pack, etc. And I wouldn't have done any cleaning until things were out of the way. So, I know I wouldn't be very happy about the landlord wanting to do an inspection while I was in the middle of getting ready to move.

In the past, I have sometimes offered the tenant to do a pre-move-out inspection, to assist them in knowing what things they need to take care of in order to get back their deposit. In the future, that might be a way to get my cooperation.

Property inspection (by Wallace CPM [VA]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 1:22 PM

If you are not showing, then go in and document the condition.

If nothing more, you want to know if there is damage ABOVE her deposit so you can file IMMEDIATELY in Small Claims and serve her when she is still in your unit and you know where she is....

Property inspection (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 3:26 PM

Do not go in without permission and a good attitude from the tenant. She/he might be able to take you to court for that.

You won't be able to fix anything until they are out anyway. Go buy the paint you will use and you will be one step ahead. Pick up some trisodium phosphate for getting grease off walls.

People get territorial and you could be hurt or killed or accused of breaking and entering.

Even though I had a water emergency, it was rusty, a judge told me I should not have gone in even with the plumber years ago.

Property inspection (by ManateeAlley [FL]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 4:56 PM

Ditto Wallace' and take a witness...

Property inspection (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 7:32 PM

Serve the 24hr notice and go in, check it out a little and keep praying nothing worse develops, follow Wallace and go to court if you think the damages will exceed the security amount you hold.

Property inspection (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2009 1:29 PM

You can probably do a better inspection with the tenant gone so just wait till they leave.

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