Can my landlord arrange viewings of the property without any consideration to me even though i am still living there?

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Can my landlord arrange viewings of the property without any consideration to me even though i am still living there?

Dear Sir, I have served notice on my Landlord as I shall be relocating with work. In the contract is a transfer clause which states that we shall ‘grant privilege’ to the Landlord to allow viewings of the property within the last 60 days of the notice period.Whilst we are more than happy to oblige in allowing the landlord to arrange viewings, there is no consideration given to us when the viewings take place. We have asked for these times to be within a window but the landlord has stated that she is able to arrange viewings between 9am and 9pm.

Asked on June 21, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Illinois

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this area.  In addition to the lease there generally are statutes that say that a tenant shall not unreasonably withhold access from the landlord from allowing him to sell the property.  As such, you should talk tot he landlord and kindly ask him to provide you with 24 hours notice before any showing.  There is no basis for the landlord to barge in. thy to have conversation with the landlord as it shouldnt be a big deal to give notice.  to answer your question, the landlord may show the property while you are still living there.


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