Before signing a lease, the landlord and tenant should inspect the property together. A written Inspection Form should be completed and signed by both parties, detailing the condition of the property and yard, if applicable.
The landlord may schedule routine inspections of the property during the tenant's occupancy. The landlord must give the tenant reasonable notice of his intent to enter and enter only at reasonable times, except in cases of emergency. Twenty-four (24) hour notice is considered reasonable notice. R.C. §5321.04 (A)(8)
The tenant shall not unreasonably deny the landlord access into the dwelling/unit in order to inspect, make repairs, alterations, or improvements, supply necessary services, or exhibit the unit to prospective purchasers, tenants, workmen or contractors. R.C. §5321.05 (B)