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About 3 weeks ago 39
My landlord has given me notice as he wants to sell the property I am renting. I will be leaving in 2 months at the end of my fixed term contract. My AST has a clause which allows for viewings with 24 hours notice at ‘reasonable’ times of the day. My question relates to what would be considered reasonable if you are a shift worker?
My shift pattern includes 12 hour night shifts which the agents are aware of. I have been accommodating of giving access throughout my tenancy. However, I’m finding viewings tricky – particularly as the agents are keen to book Saturday mornings which don’t always work for me.
I did approach the agents when I was first given notice to see if we could agree a plan for viewings (e.g. a day a week that worked with my roster or even an early release) however, they weren’t interested.
My questions are:
How does this clause work with shift workers who have a different interpretation of a ‘reasonable’ time of day?
The approach I have taken is to offer alternative times & dates that do work around my shifts. Is that reasonable and sufficient?
Because I’m a shift worker I’m being put under pressure to agree to viewings being conducted in my absence. Do I have to agree to agree to this even if I feel uncomfortable?
Thank you in advance
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