Does live-in landlord have the right arrange viewings of the tenant's room?

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    #16
    Ok thank you jpkeates. In the agreement there's no mention of me having access (whenever I want), and no mention of me not having access. Hence, I assume I can't arrange viewings unless the person in the room agrees to it (unless I start putting it in the agreement, in the future).

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      #17
      You say this is a flat and you are the live in landlord.

      Are you renting this flat yourself from someone else?

      I ask because this is sounding like another thread (or even 2) but from a different perspective.

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        #18
        No that must be someone else. I own the flat. If you could send me the link that could be interesting. Perhaps my former tenant started a thread (and thinks that I'm renting the flat myself).. that's a possibility. Anyway this live-in landlord vs normal landlord issue when it comes to viewings seems to be a tricky topic.

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          #19
          Does anyone have any new insights into this, by any chance (right of live-in landlord to show rooms of lodgers to prospective future lodgers during the notice period)?

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            #20
            If the agreement doesn't say that the lodger can exclude you from the room, or that they have exclusive access to it, it's your home and I'd say, implicitly, you have a right to do anything your agreement doesn't prevent you from doing.

            With a tenant, the exclusive access is implicit, for a licence, it isn't - and the basic principle is, if it isn't forbidden, it's allowed.
            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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              #21
              In future I would recommend using a Lodger Agreement and being very clear that the people renting rooms from you are lodgers, not tenants.

              In most cases, with a few exceptions, if a landlord is renting out a spare room in the property they also live in, that person is a lodger and they will have a ‘licence’ (not a ‘tenancy’). Where a tenant ‘owns’ the space they rent, a lodger cannot exclude the landlord from any space. For example, a lodger cannot keep landlords out of their bedroom, but privacy should be respected.

              Lodgers aren’t allowed to put a lock on their door, but if they do, the landlord is entitled to a copy of the key, and enter without restrictions. Since the flat/house is the landlord’s main place of residence, the balance of rights is in their favour.

              It’s also important to note, if a lodger has her/his own room and the landlord does not have the right under the lodger agreement to enter it without permission, the letting would probably be a tenancy. It’s advised for landlords not to allow this happen, so the occupant remains a lodger.
              https://www.lodgerguide.co.uk/what-is-a-lodger/

              Going by the above, almost by definition you have the right to show a lodger's room to someone else.
              There is a fine line between irony and stupidity. If I say something absurd please assume that I am being facetious.

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