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    landlord access whilst actively seeking possession ?

    Please can anyone advise ? I am a tenant who's landlord is actively seeking possession and is asking for access to the property (via e-mail with no reason given).
    I wont go into the gritty details however i have been unfairly treated ie... He accessed property whilst i was in bath and alone ect ....

    Should he be asking and should i allow ?

    Many thanks in advance x

    #2
    He can ask, you can refuse.

    However, he is allowed access at reasonable times to inspect the condition of the property and to effect any repairs. However, 24 hours written notice is required.

    Please read the 'extra long' thread 'a landlords right of access'.

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      #3
      LL possibly wants to have a look to see what (if any) work needs doing before re-letting/selling/moving back in.

      It is prefectly normal for them to do this and it can highlight areas you need to fix to get deposit back.

      Could be that he learnt a lesson walking in whilst you was in the bath and is now asking. (I can only presume he didn't ask for that occasion or you would not have been in the bath).

      What does your contract say ?
      I'm a good tenant with great landlords
      I'm also a living, breathing, fully cooked female.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Snorkerz View Post
        He can ask, you can refuse.

        However, he is allowed access at reasonable times to inspect the condition of the property and to effect any repairs. However, 24 hours written notice is required.

        Please read the 'extra long' thread 'a landlords right of access'.
        Might have been best to ask what his contract says.
        Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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          #5
          Originally posted by thesaint View Post
          Might have been best to ask what his contract says.
          Doesn't matter - section 11(6) of the 1985 Landlord & Tenant Act and section 16 of the 1988 Housing Act apply irrespective of the contract.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Snorkerz View Post

            Please read the 'extra long' thread 'a landlords right of access'.

            OP would have found somewhere else to live by the time they read it All
            Thunderbirds are go

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              #7
              Originally posted by Snorkerz View Post
              Doesn't matter - section 11(6) of the 1985 Landlord & Tenant Act and section 16 of the 1988 Housing Act apply irrespective of the contract.
              The landlord may not need to give notice each time in writing.
              Hence, the need to know what the tenants contract says.
              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
                The landlord may not need to give notice each time in writing.
                Hence, the need to know what the tenants contract says.
                Are you suggesting that the contract takes precedent over the law?
                The contract can only give the tenants additional rights, it can't take them away.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Snorkerz View Post
                  Are you suggesting that the contract takes precedent over the law?
                  The contract can only give the tenants additional rights, it can't take them away.


                  The law you quoted is when the landlord has not even mentioned access issues in his agreement, this clause is for the benefit of LANDLORDS not tenants, and serves to give that right to all landlords by default.

                  If the OP's contract states that he will give the landlord access after receiving 24 hours notice by telephone, then this is what he is contracted to do.
                  If there is a law that states a tenant MUST receive 24 hours notice in writing, I would be interested to read it.
                  Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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