I am moving out of my rented house in 48 hours time. My landlord wants to come to inspect the property to assess any damage and need for repairs before I leave. I have been away on holiday all weekend celebrating a family birthday, and tomorrow is my birthday and I have plans for the whole day. My landlord has know the date I am leaving for over a month. She contacted me yesterday to ask if it was convenient to visit tomorrow. I explained I was currently away and it is my birthday so it wouldn’t be convenient as I want to be present when she accesses the house. I suggested she visits on Tuesday which she said was not convenient for her.
This then escalated to her sending me a text message, email and hand delivered letter to say she was serving notice that she would be exercising their right to access her property tomorrow, with her husband and a workman to assess any damage.
I sent her a futher text message explaining it was not convenient and that I have the right to live in the property without harrassment and that she needs to give me enough notice to ensure that the property is clean and tidy before she accesses it and does the inspection. I politely requested that she rearrange a mutually convenient time, to which she has not responded.
She has not specified what time she is coming to let herself in, and I will not be at home as I have plans.
Can she legally let herself into my house without my consent? I’m sure I am within my rights but she is sure she is within hers and I have no idea how to stop her from just letting herself in. What can I do about this?
Any help appreciated 🙂 thanks