Indiana Landlord Notice to Enter

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An Indiana landlord’s notice to enter permits the owner of an occupied dwelling to enter a tenant’s living space for certain purposes allowed by law. The landlord must provide the tenant with reasonable notice, and typically may only enter at reasonable times.

Laws Ind. Code § 32-31-5-6(e)

Notice can be used for

  • Inspecting the unit;
  • Making necessary or agreed to repairs, decorations, alterations, or improvements;
  • Supplying necessary or agreed to services; and
  • Exhibiting the dwelling unit to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, workers, or contractors.

Other Landlord Access

Emergency (§ 32-31-5-6(f)(1)): A landlord can enter without notice and at any time in case of an emergency that threatens the safety of the occupants or the property.

Abandonment (§ 32-31-5-6(f)(2)(B)): A landlord may enter without notice and without the tenant’s permission if the dwelling unit has been abandoned. A unit is considered “abandoned” in Indiana if the tenant has not paid rent or offered to pay rent, and the circumstances are such that a reasonable person would conclude that the tenant had surrendered possession.

Court Order (§ 32-31-5-6(f)(1)(2)(A): A landlord may enter without the tenant’s permission pursuant to a court order.