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To have to let them in?

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knittedbreast Fri 21-Oct-11 17:15:25

I move house soon, its a rented property and they want to come round and take photos of the house to market it.

They already have pics of the house, i reminded them. They have "updated their systems" and the old pics wont fit due to pixel resolution.

I said, its my home and im not comfortable having you take pics with my things in , they said we can enter your house anyway we only have to give 24hrs notice.

I dont want them taking pics of my things.

Basically do I actually have to let them in?


ScaredBear Fri 21-Oct-11 17:16:48

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worraliberty Fri 21-Oct-11 17:17:35

I wouldn't have thought they'd be interested in pictures of your personal things

fivegomadindorset Fri 21-Oct-11 17:17:54


ditavonteesed Fri 21-Oct-11 17:19:21

why not, what you got thats so interesting? wink

Firawla Fri 21-Oct-11 17:19:22

i dont think you do? just refuse they can't make you. you are leaving soon anyway they can take it then

SleepyFergus Fri 21-Oct-11 17:19:37

Yes, I think you do I'm afraid. Agree to a date and just make sure anything photos etc are taken down and put away. To be honest, no-one is really scrutinising photos to see what kind of kettle you have, more like is there plenty worktop space, cupboards etc

Pancakeflipper Fri 21-Oct-11 17:21:11

Yes - declutter in preparation for your move and remove all photos etc or whatever else it is you are concerned that people might point at in a photo.

worraliberty Fri 21-Oct-11 17:21:14

Or do they want you spread on the bed in seductive poses? grin

knittedbreast Fri 21-Oct-11 17:22:54

I dont think they are interested in my things, but i dont want my things on display on the internet either!

When I said no, they said wel just come round anyway. Im moving in 2 weeks why dont they just do it then or use old photos?

I said no pics of bedrooms, they can choose one living room kitchen front of house and garden but that I will get back to them if and when.

Just wondering if anyone knows legally if I have too

Trills Fri 21-Oct-11 17:23:22

It's almost certainly written into the contract that you have to allow them access (with 24 hrs notice) in the last month of your tenancy.

SenoritaViva Fri 21-Oct-11 17:23:36

It is likely to be in your contract that you have to be accommodating to allow them to find new tenants (much more legal language than that but can't remember it), this includes allowing people to view the property - they have to work with you too (i.e. give you notice).

SenoritaViva Fri 21-Oct-11 17:24:41

Sorry I wasn't clear, 'being accommodating' would include taking photographs.

fivegomadindorset Fri 21-Oct-11 17:25:06

Just a question, would you have the same objection if you were selling a house as I can't see the difference?

knittedbreast Fri 21-Oct-11 17:25:09

the house is a shit hole, il be ensuring the wall with rising damp up to the window sill is in clear view for the photo!

The kitchen is tiny, so small they wont be able to photograph it

Goodadvice1980 Fri 21-Oct-11 17:26:31

Good evening :-)

As a former landlord I can advise you that you DO NOT have to let them in.

The 24 hr rule is a bit of a myth and they would only have a legal right to enter the property if it were an emergency.

As a tenant you do have a legal right to "quiet enjoyment of the property for the duration of the tenancy". This applies even if you signed a tenancy agreement giving them permission to enter the property with 24 hrs notice.

Basically, it's up to you if you want to let them come round or not.

ScaredBear Fri 21-Oct-11 17:26:44

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knittedbreast Fri 21-Oct-11 17:27:20

yes, if i were selling a house furniture would be removed first-how can you have pics of your home available for all to see? its private!

they already have photos, thats what I dont get?

sillymillyb Fri 21-Oct-11 17:28:48

It will be in your contract (its generally in most standard ones) that you have to allow them to market the property when you are leaving. They have to give 24 hours notice, but you can't refuse. To be honest, they would prob rather your things weren't in the photos anyway, so as to show space / clear surfaces etc, so try not to worry.

knittedbreast Fri 21-Oct-11 17:29:11

They cant just let themselves, they dont have the correct keys.

Good advice, if they try and threaten me with the 24hr thing what do I say?

Slacking9to5 Fri 21-Oct-11 17:30:21

You'd remove furniture? shock And then put it all back? hmm. People prefer to see furniture, you sell easier.
Just make sure personal stuff like dildos is hidden.

worraliberty Fri 21-Oct-11 17:30:55

Have a look at this website Knitted

It's interesting because the 24hr thing seems only to apply to repairs.

SleepyFergus Fri 21-Oct-11 17:37:37

What on earth have you got to hide?! Most houses are marketed with furniture in them.

Is it the chains and manacles on the bedroom wall that are concerning you?

knittedbreast Fri 21-Oct-11 17:39:50

slacking....dildos? hmm, your room not mine lady!

I would remove furniture, its what makes your home, how you live etc... makes me feel odd even thinking about it.

liberty I had a look, thanks! i think id want it from a more authorative whatever the word is first though

CurrySpice Fri 21-Oct-11 17:40:55

I can't really understand what your problem is.

Your furniture is shy?

Are you worried someone will try to groom your sideboard for kinky sex?

Why are you bothered?

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