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What is in the tenancy agreement regarding allowing access for viewings etc?
I have spoken to my son who is currently at work.He cannot access the agreement at the moment,but believes there is something in the agreement relating to viewings.They are currently on a periodical agreement,month to month due to the landlords wish to sell.
Ok - can you get the info to me later on?
Yes I can but it will not be until this evening.Is this ok?
That is fine. There may be a little delay in my reply.
mY SON HAS JUST e MAILED A COPY OF THE TENANCY AGREEMENT.SHALL I E MAIL IT DIRECT TO YOU?
Or you can just tell me if it has a clause allowing for viewings.
Fine.will read it through and let you know tomorrow am.Thanks.
You can email it to me:XXX@XXXXXX.XXX - but it goes to admin and takes 24 hours to get to me.
there is a clause However
Sorry about that;computer glitch.There is a clause relating to viewings but I do not know if this is a standardised wording on this type of contract.
under the heading 'End of Tenancy';During the last 2 months of the tenancy upon a minimum of 24 hours prior notification to permit the property to be viewed during working hours and/or at other reasonable times including week ends by prospective tenants or purchasers who are authorised to do so by the landlord or his appointed agent.Except where mutually agreed otherwise with the tenant,the landlord or his authorised agent or representative will accompany these viewing appointments.
Ok - this means therefore only if it is the last 2 months of the tenancy. Therefore if he has not been given notice or is not within 2 months he can refuse.
The Landlord must give 24 hours notice.
And the times must be reasonable.
Clearly there is no definition of reasonable but you can use common sense.
The tenants do not have to show people round - it is NOT their responsibility.
The Landlord or agent must do that.
Therefore the Landlord can only do this if they have been given notice to end or are in the last 2 months.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
No thankyou.Your advice has been excellent.Many thanks.Will use you again if any further problems arise.