Reluctant Letting Agent

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    Reluctant Letting Agent

    I use a letting agent to rent out a 2 bed terraced.
    The tenant is moving out in 7 days.
    The tenant has been there for 14 months. The house was decorated before the tenants moved in and a recent inspection reveals that there are only a couple of trivial jobs to do.
    I have asked the Letting Agent to advertise the property for rent now (using the same photographs they took when they first put the place up for sale) but they have not done it yet.
    Is there some sort of "Code of Practice" where the Letting Agents dont advertise property until the tenants have left.
    In my area there is a shortage of rental properties, could it be that they want to make sure that everything is perfect before they advertise it. ?
    Or should I look for another Letting Agent.

    #2
    The agent shouldn't use photographs from 14 months ago to advertise the property, it could easily be false advertising.
    As it happens, lots of agents do do it, but they really shouldn't.

    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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      #3
      Agent is at liberty to follow such rules (as long as they are legal) that they wish. You (Landlord) are at liberty to follow such rules (as long as they are legal) that you wish. If either is unhappy with the others rules then perhaps they should end their agreement.

      As it happens I also agree, use current photos, agency IMHO correct.

      Would you be happy to sign up for and pay for a car advertised with 14 month old photos? I wouldn't.
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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