Your landlord will usually have the right to access your flat for certain purposes. Example text you might see in your lease: ‘the lessor and the lessor’s duly authorised Surveyors or Agents may with or without workmen upon giving forty-eight hours previous notice in writing enter the demised premises for the purpose of (x)’. Your landlord will usually have the right to access your flat to check the state of repair of the flat and to carry out repairs to other parts of the building. Your landlord must be careful not to abuse this right, as you always have a right to live in the flat without lawful interference by your landlord. If there is a management company, the management company may have the right to enter your flat.
Your landlord will have certain obligations under the lease. Some examples of common landlord obligations are set out below.