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    how much notice for inspection

    my tenant has given me her 1 month's notice, and as i live out of the area i do not have regular access.

    I am looking at travelling down (400 miles)fixing a couple of repairs and also showing a couple of proepective tenants.

    can i email her and reuest for this to happen next weekend. giving just over 1 weeks notice. i have already emailed on wednesday this week and have had no reply. i thought 3 days was enough notice, but she is not returning the email.

    possibly because she owes a bit of rent etc

    #2
    What does your tenancy agreement with her say about access?
    Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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      #3
      24 hours written notice unless an emergency.

      wether she makes herself available is another thing though

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        #4
        You must give 24 hours written notice, but without a court order your tenant has no obligation to co-operate. You may not enter the property without her express permission. You may find the sticky thread 'a landlords right of access' an informative read.

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          #5
          so strictly speaking i should send a letter requesting that i be able to come around next sat and get her to confirm if necessary

          thanks

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            #6
            Originally posted by weeman200482 View Post
            so strictly speaking i should send a letter requesting that i be able to come around next sat and get her to confirm if necessary

            thanks
            Send a letter giving at least the notice you have in your contract. Send it from a Post Office, and obtain a free certificate of posting.
            Do not ask her if she agrees in your letter.

            Let the tenant contact you if they disagree.
            Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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              #7
              Originally posted by weeman200482 View Post
              so strictly speaking i should send a letter requesting that i be able to come around next sat and get her to confirm if necessary

              thanks
              Send a letter giving at least the notice you have in your contract. Send it from a Post Office, and obtain a free certificate of posting.
              Do not ask her if she agrees in your letter.

              Let the tenant contact you if they disagree.
              Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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                #8
                Originally posted by thesaint View Post
                Send a letter giving at least the notice you have in your contract. Send it from a Post Office, and obtain a free certificate of posting.
                Do not ask her if she agrees in your letter.

                Let the tenant contact you if they disagree.
                But if the tenant doesn't confirm agreement and is out then the landlord won't have their express permission. Implied permission is not sufficient.

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                  #9
                  i'm looking at worst case scenario here, but if she doesn't allow or refuses entry than does that mean i am unable to show anyone the property or do any repairs that may be necessary for when she moves out?
                  is this despite the tenancy agreement staing that within the final month she is to allow access for these purposes.
                  i don't think she will act this way, but i may be unlucky. (hopefully her phone and laptop are broke and that is why she hasn't responded yet)

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Snorkerz View Post
                    But if the tenant doesn't confirm agreement and is out then the landlord won't have their express permission. Implied permission is not sufficient.
                    While it's perhaps wise for LL to get a written reply to his notice, I don't think it's required.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by weeman200482 View Post
                      i'm looking at worst case scenario here, but if she doesn't allow or refuses entry than does that mean i am unable to show anyone the property or do any repairs that may be necessary for when she moves out?
                      is this despite the tenancy agreement staing that within the final month she is to allow access for these purposes.
                      ..........
                      Yup, she can refuse all visits, surveys, viewings, inspections, check-outs etc etc while she is still there. Only way round is to get a court order & you won't in the timescale.. Read the sticky at the top of this sub-forum!!!
                      http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums...ion-or-viewing

                      Life is hard, s*** happens... part of being a landlord.

                      Cheers!


                      Artful
                      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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                        #12
                        best keep her sweet then.

                        she has been fine for the last few months. only now since the notice has been given am i expecting a change in personality. i actually suspect that my previous management company has influenced this decision and is arranging to find her somewhere else.

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                          #13
                          Good luck!

                          PS You mention 400 mile trip & name is "weeman...". Not Scottish perhaps?? (I have 520 mile trips from Berkshire to Highland properties...)
                          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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                            #14
                            haha yes i am a true scot.

                            well done sherlock

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                              #15
                              Is your rental property in Scotland?

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