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Are they supposed to tell/ask you before they visit or can they just knock on the door and expect you to answer? Because I got a knock on the door yesterday while I was having a nap so ofcourse I didnt answer, a voice shouted hello! anybody there! and it was the landlady, I still didnt answer though. I thought they were supposed to ask first..

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Legally they should give you 24 hours’ notice but a good landlord will give you more notice and try and work around times that are convenient for you.


Section 11 of the landlord and tenant act 1985 requires a landlord to give 24 hours written notice and can only enter to inspect or do repairs. You can still withhold permission. Section 1 Law of Property Act 1925 tells us that a tenancy is a form of ownership of land and a landlord would be trespassing if they enter without the tenants permission. This goes for agents too 

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