same thing happened to us - landlord emailed last November/December (having renewed the lease for another year in the October) to say he needed to sell and did we want to buy? Told him we couldn't but would like to stay so he said he would ask agents to give priority to buy-to-let people..Had 2 people look round before xmas then nothing until April/May time when we had a few and then just lately quite a lot..The most annoying thing is the agents not turning up, texting late at night for viewings the next morning, being late etc..Plus a few of the viewers have been most unpleasant, either clearly not serious about buying or one man i had shouting into his mobile the whole way round and just walking out - never said a single word to me !! Could write a book lol but basically, we didn't feel it was fair to not let people view and really it's just a minor irritation not a huge inconvenience..we told all the agents no weekend views but other than that have been as accommodating as we can..
I think you need to make sure that prospective purchasers are aware that you have a contract and are "sitting tenants" for another 10 months and have not been given 12 months' notice by your landlord as required by RERA. Someone here will know how much notice the new landlord is required to give you before they can move in.
Perhaps set certain timings for viewings so tthat it doesnt interfere with your kids naptime and your privacy.
The terms of the LL's right to access would need to be given in your contract I think. Look at your contract if it does not say you must provide access at the Landlord's request then I don't see how would you be obliged to.The law itself does not seem to make a rule on this subject.ETA other than this ‘By law, the tenant has the right to enjoy the property without intrusion from the landlord. Provided he/she does not carry out any illegal or immoral activities, the landlord should allow privacy,’ linkedited by Di@DXB on 08/07/2012
Looking for a bit of advice. We have just renewed the rental agreement on our villa (as of 2 months ago) and recently found out that it is for sale. The landlord is now asking us to open the house for showings. I have read our tenancy agreement and we don't have to allow any access to the property unless it is maintenance-related. And, of course, if it does sell then we would likely have to move.Seems like I have every right (and incentive) to say "no". What would you do? I hate being a jerk, but I have small children and an infant so allowing strangers to tramp through my house isn't appealing.
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