Can we stop the landlords agent doing viewings?

Can we stop the landlords agent doing viewings?

10:37 AM, 7th April 2015, About 7 years ago 38

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I rented an apartment for my son that is studying in Cardiff last September.

A contract was signed for 6 months ending March 25th, all rents are paid and the deposit is secured. All the bills are paid and the property is in better condition than we found it. In addition to that we arranged for the garbage to be picked up because the yard was like a dump.

In February this year the landlord asked us if we are extending the lease and we answered that we will be leaving in April before the month is over. We informed her that we might have trouble in paying the last remaining days and she could use the deposit as compensation. Can we stop the landlords agent doing viewings

There was no negative answer from her until a week ago!

She has been arranging viewings of the house since February and people were coming in the house with the realtor even without our knowledge! A couple of times they showed up unexpectedly regardless the protesting mails from our part for this.

My question is : What can the landlord do, legally and can we for the next 10 remaining days refuse any viewings?

Thank you

Zisis Papanikolaou



Comments

by Mark Lynham

9:46 AM, 20th April 2015, About 7 years ago

All this stems back to the importance of a good relationship between tenants and landlords....

by Mike Christian

10:18 AM, 20th April 2015, About 7 years ago

It does indeed Mark, but as a responsible landlord and someone who is all too happy to conform to the relevant regulations, in my case I am dealing with a tenant whom has already breached his agreement and should be grateful that I was prepared to overlook his actions.

But sadly, my tenant continues to mistreat my property and leave his pet dog unattended for long periods at a time, something which I find unacceptable. Thankfully, he has now been served with his notice to quit, in line with the guidelines, but continues to be obstructive where viewings are concerned. A little bit of 'give and take' should be considered by this person. Tail wagging the dog springs to mind.

by Old Mrs Landlord

12:38 PM, 14th May 2016, About 6 years ago

This can be a right pain. We lost money because tenants who had given a month's notice refused all weekend viewings and almost all prospective tenants were working Mon-Fri and only free to view at weekends. Viewings could only start once the tenants had left and the incoming tenants had to give a month's notice on current accommodation so creating a six week+ void. Galling, but not a lot we could do having already given a phone reference for the outgoing tenants who had until then been eminently reasonable but insisted their weekends were sacrosanct.

by Old Mrs Landlord

12:53 PM, 14th May 2016, About 6 years ago

This can be a right pain and cost landlords money. One couple who had given us a month's notice refused all weekend viewings and most prospective tenants were working Mon-Fri and could only view Sat-Sun. Once the tenants had left, prospective tenants had to give a month's notice on current home so we had a six week+ void. Outgoing tenants had already been given a good reference over the phone and until then had been eminently reasonable, but insisted their weekends were sacrosanct. Just had to suck it up.

by Jonesy73

1:02 AM, 17th March 2018, About 4 years ago

I have an example for what's being said: I'm about to serve my notice but my landlord does not want to wait till I move out and has send emails to book workmen or builders coming next week to have a look at the property. The problem is I work night shifts and I need to sleep when they are meant to be here. My landlord says there's no other way than to disturb my sleep. Is it legal?

by Neil Patterson

7:42 AM, 17th March 2018, About 4 years ago

Absolutely not you have the right to quiet enjoyment.

by PATRICIA SIMPSON

13:15 PM, 17th March 2018, About 4 years ago

Yes you the Right to your peace and privacy.

Your landlord is in breach of your rights.


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