If you are living in a rented property, there will be rules outlined in your contract regarding what you can and cannot do throughout your tenancy.

This could be anything from rules surrounding putting up shelves or even painting a wall.

But where do you, the tenant, stand when it comes to letting your landlord in your home to do viewings?

If you have given notice to vacate the property, your landlord will need to arrange viewings for future tenants who are looking to move in.


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Let’s find out your rights when it comes to letting your landlords do viewings.

Please note, the below information is for those who have private landlords only.

Do I have to let my landlord do viewings?

Tenants are allowed to refuse “anyone access to their home”, explains Housing Rights.

“But they should not withhold their consent unreasonably” if the tenant has been given “reasonable notice” and if this is the case, they “should allow access.”

Tenants should be given 24 hours notice by landlords before an agreed visit.

The website adds: “The time you [the landlord] suggest might not be convenient and they [the tenant] may not want anyone in the property if they're not home. In this case, you’ll [the landlord] need to arrange an alternative date and time.”

Tips for first-time buyers

Housing Rights warns if landlords access the property without the tenants’ permission, it could be seen as harassment.

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The housing experts explain to landlords: “If your tenant refuses all requests to access the property or being obstructive, they are likely in breach of their contract.

“Write to your tenant and remind them of the term in their tenancy agreement that requires them to allow access. 

“Let them know they are in breach of this term if they continually refuse to let you enter the property.”