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    Tenant won't allow access for viewings or investigation

    Hi all
    My tenant has given notice - which is great cause he was not a good tenant- but now he is not allowing viewing for new tenants or myself to inspect the property.

    Any suggestions please?

    Thank you

    #2
    Practically speaking, wait until they leave.
    Enforcing your right to inspect over a tenant's flat refusal is going to take a court order and you've probably had it with viewings.
    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
      It;s not just to inspect, he is not allowing any viewings either!! What do I do?

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        #4
        Wait .
        I am not a lawyer, nor am I licensed to provide any regulated advice. None of my posts should be treated as legal or financial advice.

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          #5
          Please quote the EXACT wording in your tenancy agreement that you think gives you the right to viewings:

          However, even if there is a good clause, practically if they say no nothing you can do before they depart.

          Inspection, nothing to stop you writing giving notice, as per the act, of inspection & if not refused (you don't need a ""yes"..) just turn up, knock, let yourself in if no answer. If asked to go, do so, calm & polite.

          I'd just be happy to see "bad" tenants go, wait & see what state the place is in before any viewings, fix problems, lick of paint.
          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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            #6
            As above, sit on your hands. There may well be something they don't want you to see, and showing new tenants around with existing tenants stuff there never works well for us.

            On day of move out go with a copy of the move in inventory, camera and a pile of bin bags and bleach. Take date stamped photos of EVERYTHING, compare to move in inventory and take notes. Then bin everything they have left, bleach down the loos/sinks etc.
            Usual clean/paint over the next few days whilst booking viewings, then start showing people around.

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              #7
              Originally posted by kesm View Post
              It;s not just to inspect, he is not allowing any viewings either!! What do I do?
              You wait until the property is empty, make sure it's in a reasonable condition and then advertise it.
              You can't have a rental property with no gaps.
              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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                #8
                Tenant won't allow access for viewings or investigation
                TBH I'm not a fan of that wording.

                Why do you think that the tenant needs to be 'investigated'?
                (Please don't go into details).

                Remember that you are a landlord not the Sweeney.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by kesm View Post
                  Hi all
                  My tenant has given notice - which is great cause he was not a good tenant- but now he is not allowing viewing for new tenants or myself to inspect the property.

                  Any suggestions please?
                  Claim EXACTLY 2 weeks loss of rent from the deposit.

                  If it is disputed, provide evidence of prospective tenants wishing to view, evidence of refusal of viewings and the relevant clause in your tenancy agreement allowing viewings and then let the deposit dispute service decide.

                  (After lighting the blue touch paper, I will now retire to a safe distance.)

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                    #10
                    T can deny access for viewings during T. unless he wants favourable current LL ref.

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