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Re: Invading Brokers

Posted by TenantNet on December 16, 1997 at 01:17:45:

In Reply to: Invading Brokers posted by Zane Mackin on December 14, 1997 at 12:57:59:

: Just Recently sent in my 30 day vacating notice to the LL. Today his broker called
: me and said that they were going to show the place to prospective tenants in
: two hours. I told him that it was very inconvenient for me, seeing that I work
: the night before until 6 a.m.(He wanted to show the place at 12:45 p.m.) He told
: me that the landlord could withold my security deposit if I refused acces. I suspected
: that he was lying, but agreed to let them show the apt. anyhow. What I would like
: to know is what sort of rights do brokers have for showing the apartment? Do I have
: the right to refuse their access? Is two hours reasonable notice?

You must agree to show the unit, but not on two hours. Minimum is one
day (but some laws I've seen indicate it could be as long as eight days),
but absolutely must be reasonable and should be on written notice. One
day is not reasonable if you need to arrange your work schedule. This is
not grounds to withhold deposit and I would laugh in the broker's face
and tell him/her they are a complete slimeball. Even so many owners will
refuae the deposit on no grounds whatsoever or invent things, which is
why many tenants consider withholding the last month's rent.

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