For routine maintenance (ie non-emergency), owners need to give the Tenants at least 24 hours’ written notice. This is normally done via the RTA Form 9 – Entry Notice.
Less notice can be given, as long as the Tenants agree. This is likely to occur if it is an issue that the Tenants are keen to have rectified.
For emergency repairs which require immediate action – for example a burst water pipe or faulty electrical wiring – the owner has the right to send in a tradesperson with no formal notice. In such cases, a quick call to the tenants is advised.