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Landlord gave 5 hours notice by text to show people around my home

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Tenant

Hi There

my landlord sent a text earlier today to say he has 3 separate people to show around my home?, letting himself in as I am at work is this acceptable please I only gave my notice yesterday , & feel the viewings are late & not enough notice

Thanks Julie

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Hi Julie, thanks for posting in our forum. You are right, this is unacceptable behaviour from the landlord.

Tenants must receive 24 hours written notice from their landlord or representative and must have the tenant’s permission before entering the property.

It is common for prospective tenants to be shown the property while the current tenant is out, but only if permission has been given. You should try to be as accommodating as possible, but not to the point of an infringement on your rights.

You are well within your rights to politely and respectfully remind thelandlord of your rights and that you would like him to respect your privacy. You do not have to give permission if there is less than 24 hours notice, but should offer alternative times that are more suitable for you. Explain to the landlord that you want to ensure that the property is neat and tidy for the viewings and that you have no personal items out on show.

See our articles on landlord access for more information: http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/landlord-access/

All the best for the remainder of the tenancy and I hope the move goes well for you. See out tips on how to make things go as smoothly as possible:

http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/category/moving-out/

http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/moving-in-overview/

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