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    Viewings 7 months before the end of tenancy agreement

    Hi all,

    I've read some posts about LL access rights and viewings but I'm still not sure whether it all applies to students.

    I've been renting this flat for 15 months (10 months previous contract& 5 months into 12 month contract). So basically, my tenancy agreement ends only in 7 months. Yesterday I received a text message telling that they arranged a viewing of the property from 9.30 till 3.30 and they will gain access with their master key. These actions are totally unacceptable for me because I have lectures at that time and doesn't think it is reasonable to start viewings only 5 months into 12 month contract.

    I know that I have rights for quite enjoyment, I just want to be reasonable about these viewings.

    Can I refuse to do viewings at all until my last 2 months of contract?

    #2
    How many people live in the house, and what type of tenancy do you have?

    What areas of the property are they proposing to have access to?
    Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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      #3
      Well, it's just a small studio flat and only I and my boyfriend (both included in contract) live there. We have "assured (short hold) tenancy agreement".

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        #4
        Originally posted by verviny View Post
        Well, it's just a small studio flat and only I and my boyfriend (both included in contract) live there. We have "assured (short hold) tenancy agreement".
        Call them, and then follow it up with a letter stating that you are withdrawing permission for them to do any viewings unless you are present, and then only will let viewings happen within the last month of your fixed term, and then by 48 hours written notice at times you specify.

        Let them know that if the property is accessed other than this, you will change the locks on the property.
        Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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          #5
          with viewings over such an extended period it seems a little bit risky - your property could go missing, things could get damaged/dirty. Totally unacceptable, or was the original post worded wrong... 6 hours open viewings would really really piss me off tbh.
          [I]The opinions I give are simply my opinions and interpretations of what I have learnt, in numerous years as a property professional, I would not rely upon them without consulting with a paid advisor and providing them with all the relevant facts[I]

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            #6
            Is L seeking to arrange viewings in connection with an intended:
            a. mortgage/remortgage;
            b. sale; or
            c. new letting?

            If 'a', the valuer might be treated by you as reasonably trustworthy.
            If 'b', tell L that it's entirely possible to sell an already-let property without allowing any internal inspection.
            If 'c', tell L that this is wholly inappropriate so long before your AST's expiry date.
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              #7
              Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
              Is L seeking to arrange viewings in connection with an intended:
              a. mortgage/remortgage;
              b. sale; or
              c. new letting?

              If 'a', the valuer might be treated by you as reasonably trustworthy.
              If 'b', tell L that it's entirely possible to sell an already-let property without allowing any internal inspection.
              If 'c', tell L that this is wholly inappropriate so long before your AST's expiry date.
              It is good to know, of course a potential buyer can buy it off-plan!I believe this is what you were refering? As my landlord lives upstairs flat he can show his home as a marketing suite
              My landlord intends to sell the flat we lived in the last 4 years, since July. We allow viewings OK fine.Then he turns around and says "I will do some renovation I'm not trying to sell at the moment" but the viewings continue. Then he turns around and says he is increasing rent and also tries to get permission from me for 3 viewings in a day!
              We are on a periodic tenancy and considering our deposit hasn't been protected cannot be served a s21, meaning there's no last 2 months of tenancy, meaning I can accept and refuse viewings as it suits me & my privacy?

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