Does a Property Manager have the right to enter a property to check on leaks without the unit owner’s consent?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Property managers do not have the right to enter a unitowner’s unit without some advance notice unless there is an emergency.  The underlying condominium documents usually require at least a 24 hour advance notice absent an emergency matter, such as bursting pipes or fire.  A Unitowner upon receipt of this prior notice may try to reschedule the site visit to a more convenient time (within limits)  but such unitowner does not have the right to deny access if the property manager has a good faith and legitimate need to enter and gives reasonable advanced notice.

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