North Dakota Century Code Title 47. Property § 47-16-07.3. When landlord may enter apartment

A landlord may enter the dwelling unit:

1. At any time in case of emergency or if the landlord reasonably believes the tenant has abandoned the premises, or the landlord reasonably believes the tenant is in substantial violation of the provisions of the lease or rental agreement.

2. Only during reasonable hours, and in a reasonable manner, for the purpose of inspecting the premises;  for making necessary or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations, or improvements;  for supplying necessary or agreed services;  or for exhibiting the residential dwelling unit to actual or potential purchasers, insurers, mortgagees, real estate agents, tenants, workmen, or contractors.  Unless it is impractical to do so the landlord shall first notify and receive the consent of the tenant which shall not be unreasonably withheld, which consent shall identify a time certain.  A landlord shall not abuse the right of access or use it to harass or intimidate the tenant.

For the purposes of this section, consent shall be presumed from failure to object to access after notice of intent to enter at a time certain has been given.  Notice may be given by personal service, by posting the notice in a conspicuous place in or about the dwelling unit for a reasonable period of time, or by any other method which results in actual notice to the tenant.


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