Viewings on rented property

(5 Posts)
Bonbonchance Wed 15-Jun-16 16:31:04

Current flat is up for sale (our tenancy ends in a few weeks & we've bought a new properly so all good). Does anyone know the actual law on allowing viewings for buyers ? There's something in our lease agreement about allowing them & that's fine, but they did a viewing without our knowledge a few days ago (I only realised as the blind had been pulled right up, phoned & they were very apologetic & promised to check in future as was the agreement, but surely that's technically illegal?) We're in Scotland. Someone mentioned a rent reduction in passing - is this something that happens?

whois Wed 15-Jun-16 16:50:51

Right to quiet enjoyment trumps whatever is in your lease agreement.

However there is no need generally to be obstructive so I would give the agents and all set times when you will facilitate viewings like 10-12 Saturday and Wednesday's after 6pm or something.

You can go radio fucking batshit at them for coming round without your permission.

specialsubject Wed 15-Jun-16 16:50:51

if you were in England/Wales I could point you at all the info which says 'no access without permission except in emergency' but I don't know where this information is held for Scotland, if it is the same.

perhaps Shelter Scotland will know?

also who are 'they' - the agent or the landlord? The contract is normally with the landlord and the agent works for them.

whois Wed 15-Jun-16 16:51:12

Oh sorry - missed you are in Scotland.

Bonbonchance Wed 15-Jun-16 17:01:54

Agent is "they" they do the leasing and selling. I generally have been agreeable to times they've suggested, just wanted to be sure of my rights. They clearly weren't too happy at having to rearrange one that wasn't convenient for me but not much they can do about it really.

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