We are moving in October. Our current neighbours are absolutely unbearable b****s: noisy, smelly, rude, inconsiderate... just the worst neighbours you could possibly imagine.
Our landlady (who is really lovely) is planning to find new tenants when we leave. The question is, if we have to show people round the house and they ask what the neighbours are like, should I be honest? They are usually in all day, making a racket anyway, but if they are being strangely quiet, and the prospective tenants ask me what they are like, should I tell them that the neighbours are the main reason we are moving?
I feel like I should be honest, because that's what I would hope that people would be honest with me in the same situation. But I don't want to fall out with our lovely landlady, who has been brilliant (she even offered to lower the rent when she found out we were having a baby).
Why don't you tell your landlady that your neighbours are so unpleasant that you can't take responsibility for showing new tenants round?
It would be unfair to lose her potential new tenants, on the other hand it's unfair to potential new tenants that they don't know. But it's equally unfair to put you in a position where you feel you will be 'telling'.
So showing prospective new tenants around shouldn't be your responsibility but your landlady's.