i recieved a letter today from our letting agent saying they wanted to do a 3 month check on our house, it will be on monday 28th october between 8am and 4pm. it goes on to say that if i am out or i dont answer my door for what ever reason they will use their key to let themselves in.
AIBU to say i dont want them doing this? i'm happy for them to come and look around the house, but i'm slightly worried that if i'm in the shower, getting dressed, in the back garden, on the phone and i dont answer the door the person doing the inspection will let themselves in and scare me s*less when i realise that there is some one in the house.
i dont want them not to come but i would quite like a set time so i could be in when they come.
tell them that you are happy for them to come but owing to circumstances you must insist on being given 2 hours notice to make sure you are around. After all, they don't want to catch you naked in the shower/ doing rude things now do they?
You could ask them to phone before they arrive just in case you are in the shower or something I'm sure they would consider that reasonable. It's not as if you don't want them to come, only that you are concerned about being caught unawares so want to make sure noone is inconvenienced.
I would ring them and have a chat. If you lock the door or deny them access it's not going to do much for your relationship with the letting agents. Plus under the terms of your lease I would imagine that they have the right to inspect on reasonable notice- which this is. Just call them and see if they can book you in for a specific time rather than taking a course of action which may have repercussions in the future e.g. if you want the agent to recommend that your lease is renewed.