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Ash
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In the first six months of a short hold tenancy agreement -

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In the first six months of a short hold tenancy agreement - is the landlord legally able to conduct sales viewings of the property if they did not advise at the outset the property would be immediately put on the market?
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : For now please let me know whether viewings are allowed as per the tenancy agreement ?
Customer:

There is nothing in the tenancy agreement that relates to it. It is just standard general conditions about responsibilities of landlord/tenant around maintenance, rights of use of the property etc.

Alex Watts : So nothing that allows for viewings?
Customer:

no.

Alex Watts : In that case the answer is no.
Alex Watts : The terms of the contract are the agreed terms between the parties. If it does not allow a landlord to offer viewings then the landlord can not.
Alex Watts : In effect it would be breach of contrsct.
Alex Watts : Contract.
Alex Watts : the landlord can only act in accordance with the terms of the contract and nothing else as it had not been agreed.
Alex Watts : No terms or agreement means no viewings.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Customer:

Yes, can I sue the landlord for misrepresentation of the property and the costs of moving, signing into contracts for a year etc for things like phone and internet, admin fees for taking on a new property? Can I request a rent reduction?

Customer:

Hi, can you respond to my question please...

Alex Watts : Sorry I was in court.
Alex Watts : you can sue for nreach of contract etc yes.
Alex Watts : you can sue for your losses.
Alex Watts : you can't demand a rent reduction, just sue for any losses
Alex Watts : Does that help?
Customer:

Sorry - wasn't having a go, it's just the thing was saying the question was answered when it wasn't. Okay, great. Thanks very much. Really appreciate your help and service. That's all I need to know. Thanks.

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