Rhode Island 2-Day Landlord Notice to Enter Form

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Updated January 05, 2023

A Rhode Island two (2) day notice to enter informs a tenant that their landlord needs access to their rental unit on a particular day and time for a designated reason. The landlord must provide this notice at least two (2) days in advance and can only enter during reasonable hours.

Laws§ 34-18-26

Notice can be used for

  • Alterations, decorations, improvements, or repairs;
  • Exhibiting the unit to actual or prospective buyers, contractors, mortgage lenders, tenants, or workers;
  • Inspection; and
  • Services.

Other Landlord Access

Abandonment or Surrender (§ 34-18-26(d)(3)) – A landlord may enter a rental unit without notice or tenant consent if they have a valid reason to believe the tenant has abandoned or surrendered the premises.

Court Order (§ 34-18-26(d)(1)) – A landlord may enter a rental unit without notice or tenant consent with a valid court order.

Emergency (§ 34-18-26(b)) – A landlord may enter a rental unit without notice or tenant consent in case of an emergency.

Noncompliance (§ 34-18-39) – If a tenant fails to respond within twenty (20) days to a landlord’s written notice to cure a breach of the lease agreement that involves repairs to the property, the landlord may enter the unit without notice or tenant consent to complete the repairs.

Tenant Absence (§ 34-18-26(b)) – If it is reasonably necessary, a landlord may enter a rental unit without notice or tenant consent if the tenant has been absent from the unit for more than seven (7) days.