The landlord may also enter a property if he has the consent of the tenant or for any other reasonable reason of entry indicated in the tenancy agreement. One question that has arisen several times during this pandemic is: can a landlord or the owner`s broker take pictures of a rental property currently inhabited by a tenant? The short answer to this question is no, but it depends on why the photos are needed. Therefore, when creating a lease/lease agreement, it would be a good place to include a clause allowing the owner to take pictures if he decides to put the property up for sale. In addition, consent could be obtained by creating a separate document, executed at the time of the photo request, that describe the tenant`s consent to taking photos of the rental unit. The creation of a virtual representation of a property for sale or the publication of photos online for a list without consent may constitute a violation of the tenant`s privacy according to the most recent case law in this area. In this case, the Tenant argued that the posting of images of his family`s property constituted a violation of their privacy and interfered with their good enjoyment of the tenancy. And if the only purpose of entering the unit is to take pictures to post online, the tenant may refuse access to the landlord and/or landlord, and such a refusal will probably not be a reason to evacuate it. Allow a potential lender or insurer to view the property and paragraphs 26 and 27 of the Residential Tenancy Act 2006 provide that a landlord may, among other things, enter a rental unit: designate the unit of potential tenants [if the termination of the tenancy agreement has been disclosed]; These are unprecedented times, and many people are confused and need help. Here at De Palma Associate, we offer free preliminary advice to discuss your legal issues and there is no obligation to maintain our services during this consultation. In addition, our fees are billed flat to be transparent about the cost of our services. We also do not ask our clients to provide us with on-call money.
We believe in building trust in our customers, and that`s why we charge our customers an invoice when their case progresses, and they see that the work is done instead of asking them for money in advance. And to make sure our customers are comfortable contacting us for questions or an update to their case, we don`t charge fees for phone/email calls with our customers and no fees for follow-up interviews in our offices. But these reasons alone do not allow you to take pictures of the unit.