What are my rights as a tenant if my landlord wants to show my unit constantly and wants to come in to take pictures?

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What are my rights as a tenant if my landlord wants to show my unit constantly and wants to come in to take pictures?

I moved into this apartment 6 months ago. I have a lease for 1 year. My

landlord began requesting to show the unit as soon as we moved. We get texts

to request showings every week. I got a text today requesting to come to the

unit to take pictures. I feel harassed and I can’t live in privacy. What are the

limits of landlords and showings of an occupied unit? Will i have to live my

remaining 6 months having to show my apartment until they sell it? What are

my options legally?

Asked on October 16, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

There are no hard-and-fast limits (unless you lease contains some; if it does, the landord must follow what the lease says). 
The landlord can only show the unit on "reasonable" notice (generally, 24 hours), at "reasonable times" (generally M-F, 8am to 6 or 7pm), and a reasonble number of times--but a showing or two per week is probably reasonable. The landlord may also photograph the unit to market or advertise it, even if a tenant is there. What you describe is understandably annoying, but appears legal.


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