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    Landlord is selling - what marketing is reasonable??

    Hi there, We are 4 months short of our tenancy ending and the landlord wants to sell. What I would like to know is what is reasonable to expect with regard to them wanting to arrange viewings / put for sale sign up etc etc. I am willing to accommodate the agents but to a point. This is our home and I do not want to spend the next 4 months allowing people to view constantly and having to be tidy 24/7! I just don't know what to do - what amount of viewings is fair and do I have to have a for sale sign outside? Any points of view appreciated, I don't want to be a misery but I don't benefit from hoards of people coming through and I just want a quiet life!!!!

    #2
    > having to be tidy 24/7!

    No LL can enforce that! I've been round tenanted houses that have been untidy as anything. It knocks tens of thousands off the price... If your LL had any sense he'd wait until you'd left before marketing it.
    The contents of this note are neither advice nor a definitive answer. If you plan to rely on this, you should pay somebody for proper advice.

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      #3
      Originally posted by bubsblooms View Post
      Hi there, We are 4 months short of our tenancy ending and the landlord wants to sell. What I would like to know is what is reasonable to expect with regard to them wanting to arrange viewings / put for sale sign up etc etc. I am willing to accommodate the agents but to a point. This is our home and I do not want to spend the next 4 months allowing people to view constantly and having to be tidy 24/7! I just don't know what to do - what amount of viewings is fair and do I have to have a for sale sign outside? Any points of view appreciated, I don't want to be a misery but I don't benefit from hoards of people coming through and I just want a quiet life!!!!
      Legally, you don't have to allow any, so its whats personally acceptable to you really

      I'd go for the absolute minimum you think is acceptable. Even once a week would feel too much like intrusion for me

      He has chosen to rent to you for the period of your AST, if he has decided to sell after that time, then he needs to have made provision for a period of void after you leave, you are not obliged to provide access during the duration of your AST

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        #4
        I felt any access would be annoying but thought I was being unfair - I think I will allow one day a week - a 1 hour block and that's it. What about the "for sale" sign? Do I really have to have one for 4 months?? I just feel really irritated by it all

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          #5
          Originally posted by bubsblooms View Post
          I felt any access would be annoying but thought I was being unfair - I think I will allow one day a week - a 1 hour block and that's it. What about the "for sale" sign? Do I really have to have one for 4 months?? I just feel really irritated by it all
          The pains of renting from the new landlord class who are able to chop and change their mind every year, unfortunately. You have my sympathies, my last rental place changed hands and the new owners were utterly useless - trying to get me to stay despite not having told their mortgage company, all kinds of nonsense that made me move

          How has your landlord been? if he/she has been good to you and left you alone, then I would be far more likely to help out if I can within reason. If he's one of the "monthly check-up crowd", I'd say "forget it, pal"

          1 hour a week would seem like far too much over a 4 month period, perhaps restrict it to the last month?

          Ultimately, you don't have to allow the viewings, so if you're not concerned about frustrating him/her, just say "no"

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            #6
            i agree with nick

            In the tenancy agreement, it grants you 'quiet enjoyment', so if they think that they are entitled..just point out THEY would be breaching your agreement, and not you.
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              #7
              You do not HAVE to allow ANY viewing, if that is what you wish.
              Also, you DO NOT have to allow a for sale board.

              I think the idea of block viewings is fair, but it is your call.

              Be fair and polite with the Agent/LL.
              A good LL with want to look after you, because at the end of the day you COULD put off all potential buyers is you wish.

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                #8
                Why not tell LL that you will allow viewings at £10 a time :-) Similarly say you'll accept a "For Sale" board for £100 or so...

                Peter

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                  #9
                  or a cut of the sale price.....

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                    #10
                    Yes, even just 0.05% would be alright...

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                      #11
                      LOL,

                      The capitalist spirit is alive and well in Britain.
                      Now signature free.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by lorenzo View Post
                        LOL,

                        The capitalist spirit is alive and well in Britain.
                        Even communists have spirits- look at Russian vodka consumption figures.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by pcwilkins View Post
                          Yes, even just 0.05% would be alright...
                          I'll draw you up a contract for 50% of the 0.05% Plus a bottle of vodka

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                            #14
                            What a good idea - I would be accommodating if I got some money out of it!! Fat chance though as it is a huge private housing association type lot that own it so don't care about the individual tenants!! I reckon with all this through traffic of buyers I'll need that vodka myself.......

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                              #15
                              Do you know why he selling? There quit a few landlords I know selling now in Berkshire. I sold one of mine a few weeks ago to make my portfolio a little sturdier due to the climate.

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