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Hi Guys

I booked to view a place today but received a message saying the viewing was cancelled as the tenant was sick. I phoned the agent to say that its fine we can arrange another time and he said that if I want we can force a viewing today as they have a right to show people around the place. Now I always thought it was your right as a tenant to refuse viewings or is this not the case?

I said I would contact him about viewing another time as I don't think its fair to go round someone's house while their ill and intrude on them. But it just seems a bit off the way he said it.

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Hi Guys

I booked to view a place today but received a message saying the viewing was cancelled as the tenant was sick. I phoned the agent to say that its fine we can arrange another time and he said that if I want we can force a viewing today as they have a right to show people around the place. Now I always thought it was your right as a tenant to refuse viewings or is this not the case?

I said I would contact him about viewing another time as I don't think its fair to go round someone's house while their ill and intrude on them. But it just seems a bit off the way he said it.

You're right, they can't force a viewing. I'd also stay well away from any letting agent that thinks they can, not someone you want to be dealing with!

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You're right, they can't force a viewing. I'd also stay well away from any letting agent that thinks they can, not someone you want to be dealing with!

Yea I thought as much, if they are going to force a viewing on the current tenant they are likely to do the same if I was the tenant. This was the online only agent as well so think its a small operation who assume they can get away with these things.

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It could even be dangerous. You are essentially breaking into someone else's home. Lets see how the agent reacts when he opens the door to find a naked knifeman intent on protecting his belongings. Any agreement the tenant may have signed is a private contract and not a matter for the police.

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