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Iguessyourestuckwithme Sun 14-Aug-16 12:01:14

I am currently looking for a new place to live and have come across this advert. Is this reasonable or am I right in thinking this isn't fair.

"i am looking for a very open minded and flexible arrangement which allows me access to the house and gardens anytime to enjoy the river.
I am however a live out landlord."

ThoraGruntwhistle Sun 14-Aug-16 12:02:58

I would be surprised if anyone wanted to live in a house where the owner was allowed to swan in and out as he pleased without permission. I'm not sure it's even legal actually.

monkeywithacowface Sun 14-Aug-16 12:04:23

Well I suppose he/she is being upfront about it and there might be someone out there happy with that arrangement. So no not unfair IMO.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 14-Aug-16 12:04:54


It'd want to be dirt cheap rent. hmm

veryproudvolleyballmum Sun 14-Aug-16 12:06:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OreosAreTasty Sun 14-Aug-16 12:07:11

Is the rent below market?
I'd want at least 30 percent off market tbh. Maybe more dependent on what property prices are like

limitedperiodonly Sun 14-Aug-16 12:07:36

'And I'd also expect to be able to have sex with you whenever I wanted, but don't worry because I'd drug you first and you wouldn't know a thing about it'

londonrach Sun 14-Aug-16 12:08:19

Lol...nope this place wont rent inless its vvvv cheap. Very unusual and tbh not sure legal as tenant has right to quiet enjoyment of place they rent. I wouldnt consider this place ever!!! Run away from it but maybe let estate agent know why...

Grannypants1 Sun 14-Aug-16 12:09:06

As they are open about it then you can't say they are unfair but I think it is an unreasonable condition. I live in the flat below my landlord and have loads of privacy. I couldn't deal with them swanning in whenever just like I don't swanning in on the people who rent my old house from me. Why can't they go find a park to access the river or just live in the house themselves if they are there so much.

quasibex Sun 14-Aug-16 13:22:05

The landlord is effectively looking for a lodger rather than a tennant if they want free access to the house. If the prices and terms of the contract reflect this then it's not unreasonable but it'd have to be very cheap or an amazing house to consider such a deal reasonable.

Pearlman Sun 14-Aug-16 13:56:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Sun 14-Aug-16 14:00:03

Meh. Negotiate 50% rent and change the locks.

Keep the catch down when you're home.

specialsubject Sun 14-Aug-16 14:29:59

An ast doesn't work like that - access only with tenant permission and notice.

If you were insane enough to take this on, it would be at a minimal or zero rent. Don't.

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