Entry notice (Form 9)

Important: The RTA is going paperless and will cease bulk printing of all forms and publications from 1 January 2020.

The Entry notice is completed by the property manager/owner and given to the tenant. It informs the tenant of the property manager/owner’s intention to enter the property on a certain date.

The property manager/owner can only enter a property for a valid reason and if the correct notice has been given.

Entry notice periods are shown on the form.

If the property is being sold, the notice must be given to the tenant by the agent selling the property. A copy of the form must also be given to the property manager/owner.

If agreement cannot be reached about entry, the RTA’s free dispute resolution service may be able to help.

Reason for entry Timeframe required
(except for short tenancies in caravan parks)
7 days, unless agreed, and not within 3 months of previous entry
Inspection—short tenancy caravan park 24 hours, unless agreed, and not within 3 months of previous entry
Routine repairs and maintenance 24 hours
Routine repairs and maintenance—to inspect/check repairs 24 hours (must be within 2 weeks of repairs being done)
Repairs and maintenance—if remote and there is a shortage of tradespeople No notice required
Repairs and maintenance— caravan park only—regular maintenance stated in agreement No notice required
Smoke alarms — to install or carry out repairs/maintenance 24 hours
Safety switches— to install or carry out repairs/maintenance 24 hours
To show prospective purchasers* or tenants
* refer to Notice of lessor’s intention to sell premises (Form 10)
At least 24 hours and reasonable time has lapsed since last entry for the same reason
Valuation 24 hours
Suspected abandonment 24 hours
To inspect/check if the tenant has remedied  a significant breach (defined in the Act) 24 hours (must be within 2 weeks of the expiry of the Notice to remedy breach)
Mutual agreement At the agreed time
Emergency No notice required
To protect property from imminent or further damage No notice required
Form 9 – Entry notice
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Current version: v16 Jun21
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