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Houses That Are For Sale And To-let At The Same Time

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Recently we looked at a very nice house that was to-let at a very low price (yield <1.5%), but was for sale at the same time.

Does anyone know what happens if you rent the property - and the LL wants to show prospective buyers around the house.

Can they do this (assuming you have a standard tenancy agreement)?

I was under the assumption that the tenant would have to allow potential buyers into the property provided reasonable notice is given - but I can't 100% confirm this.

Any thoughts on whether renting a property that is also for sale is worth the risk of being booted out all too soon?

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Recently we looked at a very nice house that was to-let at a very low price (yield <1.5%), but was for sale at the same time.

Does anyone know what happens if you rent the property - and the LL wants to show prospective buyers around the house.

Can they do this (assuming you have a standard tenancy agreement)?

I was under the assumption that the tenant would have to allow potential buyers into the property provided reasonable notice is given - but I can't 100% confirm this.

Any thoughts on whether renting a property that is also for sale is worth the risk of being booted out all too soon?

lots of answers to this ont he rental forum.

basically, the anwer is no, you have a right to quiet possession and no need to show prospects around or even allow them in.

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lots of answers to this ont he rental forum.

basically, the anwer is no, you have a right to quiet possession and no need to show prospects around or even allow them in.

Yes, this is my understanding too. In practice, it is remarkably difficult to ensure you, as a tenant, have your rights respected.

I've had this problem previously... landlords and letting agents conveniently forget their obligations. I'm pretty sure a place I'd let was shown to a prospective buyer while I was out at work. I can't prove anything, however, and the police would have laughed at me complaining that my landlord had tidied up for me.

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lots of answers to this ont he rental forum.

basically, the anwer is no, you have a right to quiet possession and no need to show prospects around or even allow them in.

Thanks for the reply. I did trawl the rental forum, but it's a dark, dark place and couldn't find anything

Guess I'm wrong - maybe i should apologise to the missus for arguing with her about this issue last night :/

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Guess I'm wrong - maybe i should apologise to the missus for arguing with her about this issue last night :/

You should always apologise to the missus. Even if she's right.

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