Landlord Tenant Handbook

It is suggested that the landlord and tenant reach a written agreement concerning reasonable notice prior to the landlord's entry to the rental premises. If you are unable to negotiate agreement on reasonable notice provisions, contact the Community Mediation Service or seek advice from an attorney. The Boulder Model Lease allows entry by the landlord: " reasonable times and upon reasonable notice for the purpose of making necessary or convenient repairs or reasonable inspections, or to show the premises to prospective residents, purchasers, or lenders...." Clauses to leases that do not contain such language may be added during lease negotiations. In addition, the Boulder Housing Code requires that City inspectors be allowed entry for code inspections. In emergency situations (flood, fire, etc.) entry by the landlord may occur without advance notice.