Kentucky 2-Day Landlord Notice to Enter

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Kentucky landlord’s notice to enter informs the occupant or occupants of a rental property that the landlord will be coming into the residence for certain specified purposes. The landlord should deliver the notice at least two (2) days before coming on the property, and they should only come at agreed-upon times.

Laws Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 383.615(1) –(3) 

Notice can be used for

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

Other Landlord Access

Emergency (§ 383.615(2)): A  landlord may enter the unit at any time and without consent in cases of emergency.

Court Order (§ 383.615(4)(1)): A landlord may access the premises pursuant to a court order.

Extended absence and abandonment (§ 383.670(2)): If the tenant is away from the property for more than seven days, the landlord may enter at times reasonably necessary. If the tenant has abandoned the unit, the landlord may enter at any time.

Failure to maintain (§ 383.665): If the tenant’s failure to maintain the property is creating a material risk to health and safety, and that risk can be curbed through maintenance, repair or cleaning, and the tenant fails to take corrective action within 14 days of being notified by the landlord with a written description of the problem and steps to address it, the landlord may enter the premises to address the problem.