Tenant rights when owner is selling home

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Tenant rights when owner is selling home

I know the owner has a right to show the home if he gives reasonable notice but it’s every day at different times. It’s to much. There must be a law that limits how often it’s showed. He says if I’m not here he will use the key or have the realtor use the key. If I refuse can he evict me. What are my rights?

Asked on May 26, 2017 under Real Estate Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, there is no overt or specific restriction on how often they may show. The only restrictions are that you must get "reasonable" notice (which in your state is construed as 24-hour notice) and the showing should be at reasonable times (generally considered from around 8am - 6pm, unless you agree to some other time; or if you can show that a specific time is particularly bad for some reason [e.g. you babysit a neighbor's child from 4-6pm] and communicate that to your landlord in writing, you can exclude that time period). If notice is provided and the time is reasonable, the owner can enter without you being present or specifically consenting or agreeing to the entry. He is allowed to do this, so long as the notice is provided.


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