to tell landlord to get to fuck?

(45 Posts)
GrumpyFucker Fri 22-Jan-16 14:57:19

LL has been a PIA since we moved in. Insisted that she wanted a long let but then decided that she wanted to sell 6 months in which was always the case but she couldn't find a buyer so said she wanted a long let just to get us in. I have lived with the threat of a notice to leave (Section 21) being issued for almost a year unti, LL finally issued a new 6 month AST in October. There have been intermittent periods of having to facilitate viewings for potential buyers which I find greatly intrusive although we did not need to as we were not in the last two months of the lease. We could have left before but there was nothing else suitable to rent and we did not want to go to the expense.

During the last round of viewings, LL increased the rent with the letting agent bullying us with the threat of eviction if we did not agree to it and stating that the inconvenience to us of allowing viewings was 'irrelevant'.

Our current contract expires in April and we intend to leave then. LL's estate agent has now contacted me again to arrange a viewing as they are now ramping up the marketing due to the property being empty in 3 months. I am due for a major op next month and I can't be arsed to have to facilitate viewings again when I am recovering.

The estate agent being used for the sale is not the letting agent and in principle I do not have to deal with them at all but I have done to help the LL.

I have just told them that I will not allow any viewings. They can do what they want when we leave and also that they are not to contact me again as I have no contract with them at all.

I am also going to email the LL and tell her to do the above. AIBU?

19lottie82 Fri 22-Jan-16 15:03:05

Yes you're perfectly within your rights to do this....... Even if there is a Clause in your contract saying otherwise. However to try and maintain a good relationship you may wish to offer set times / days where you will allow viewings, but you don't have to.

Your LL won't evict you. If he wants to sell he won't want

1) the flat sitting empty (no rent)

Or

2) another tenant with a brand new tenancy as he wont be able to sell until they leave, unless he sells to a developer (unlikely).

BathtimeFunkster Fri 22-Jan-16 15:06:47

YANBU

They've squandered all your goodwill, so tough shit.

expatinscotland Fri 22-Jan-16 15:11:08

YANBU. Fuck her. I wouldn't be interested in 'maintaining a good relationship' with her. Tell them you will be recovering from an op and cannot facilitate the sale of the property with viewings.

Vaginaaa Fri 22-Jan-16 15:16:53

YANBU!

LurkingHusband Fri 22-Jan-16 15:18:59

Alternatively, tell the LL you'd be delighted to show prospective tenants around, and explain to them the unique opportunity they would be missing out on if they didn't rent this property.

Or have I been watching too much "Not Going Out" ?

expatinscotland Fri 22-Jan-16 15:20:50

Hope her fucking flat stays empty for months and no one buys it.

bibbitybobbityyhat Fri 22-Jan-16 15:22:45

Yanbu. If you just put the bald facts in an email explaining why to the landlord (absolute fucker) and the EA then neither of them could really argue with you! Hope your op goes well.

Sunbeam1112 Fri 22-Jan-16 15:24:29

Your not the poster who didnt pay decembers rent who had isdues with their LL?

expatinscotland Fri 22-Jan-16 15:25:46

Even if she is, she doesn't have to allow viewings, Sunbeam.

LurkingHusband Fri 22-Jan-16 15:25:55

Hope her fucking flat stays empty for months and no one buys it.

That would be a shame ...

specialsubject Fri 22-Jan-16 15:27:54

you never had to allow any viewings at any time, regardless of the contract. This keeps coming up.

tell her that. Finished.

Fifi10 Fri 22-Jan-16 15:28:26

I'm confused- how are they allowed to put up the rent partway through an AST?

LalaLyra Fri 22-Jan-16 15:32:38

Doesn't sound like it to me. LL's like that piss me off as they are the reason people have such a bad view of LL's. Even if she does decide she wants to evict you she's not going to be able to get through the process by April, it takes months. It sounds like she's not likely to give you a good reference anyway.

Hope your op goes well.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Fri 22-Jan-16 15:32:54

YANBU at not wanting to be inconvenienced by viewings, your LL isn't BU to want people to see the house.

Unfortunately that's how renting goes.

Tbh, for the sake of a quiet few months until I left I would tell her she could arrange viewings on X day at Y time.

expatinscotland Fri 22-Jan-16 15:35:41

'for the sake of a quiet few months until I left I would tell her she could arrange viewings on X day at Y time.'

Why? The LL cannot harass the tenant. Just say no to all viewings.

Katarzyna79 Fri 22-Jan-16 15:43:15

this is why i hate renting. I love getting to live in different houses we have lived in pretty anazing ones.but viewings all a pita if its not selling its viewings so they can let it out to domeone else. Then evry 3 months housecheck with no notice?

Once ageby said theyd let self in if i couldnt get to door..are they lwhally allowed? I wear hijsb and i dont sleep and breathe in it so i need 3 mins to pop it on. Even if i didnt i.might be in pjs or just out of bath?.they did come inike that once so aftter that i put deadlock on and chain lol

Id be happy to have box house now just so i get my privacy and jo more moving .

Id be tempted to do what u said op but im a coward lol

TheClacksAreDown Fri 22-Jan-16 15:46:49

YANBU. But be prepared to get angry comms from the agents and landlords and that they might try to be arses when it come to getting back all of your deposit.

diplodocus Fri 22-Jan-16 15:52:08

Katarzyna - they shouldn't be doing housecheck with no notice - they still have to give warning (think its 48 hours but not sure). And no, they can't "just let themselves in".

expatinscotland Fri 22-Jan-16 15:53:04

'Once ageby said theyd let self in if i couldnt get to door..are they lwhally allowed?'

No, it is not legal for them to do that.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Fri 22-Jan-16 15:54:35

Definitely not allowed to do that.

EatShitDerek Fri 22-Jan-16 15:55:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

specialsubject Fri 22-Jan-16 15:56:35

Live in England or Wales? Please please please inform yourselves of your rental rights!!

no access without notice AND AGREEMENT unless it is an emergency. Emergencies do not include viewings, inspections or even maintenance, although it is obviously in your interests to help arrange the last.

look up the 'how to rent' booklet on gov.uk.

JessicasRabbit Fri 22-Jan-16 16:00:33

Katarzyna, you do not have to allow any viewings at all. They must give at least 24hr notice for a housecheck. They are not allowed to let themselves in. You are allowed to change the locks so that they can't, provided you change them back at the end and don't damage the door.

This is all true, regardless of what is says in the contract. It is all part of the right to quiet enjoyment of the property, which supercedes anything written in a contract.

I have had bad landlords, and good ones. The good ones know my rights as well as their own and respect them. The bad ones seem to think that their rights are all that matters and lowly tenants have to put up with their crap. Fortunately the law disagrees.

DixieNormas Fri 22-Jan-16 16:04:53

Sod that, ll sounds like a total pita. I'd be saying no more viewings at all

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