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NSW Property Law - Granting Landlords Access to Property?

Discussion in 'Property Law Forum' started by Law_Tenant, 5 October 2016.

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    Greetings all,

    Here with a quick question about property law obligation to grant entry to landlords to show property to prospective tenants.

    As I understand it, tenants are only required to grant access to show property to a prospective tenant in the last 14 days before the existing tenancy is due to end. A "reasonable number" of entries must be granted, and on each occasion, "reasonable notice" must be given.

    The language is vague and I believe any disputes are referred to tribunals, but is there any guideline (or experience of past tribunal decisions) on approximately what "reasonable" number of entries and "reasonable" notice entails?

    Best regards,
     
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    Just to follow up,

    If I had to, I might hazard a guess at about 2 showings a week and about 7 days notice being reasonable, but just wondering if there's any actual guidelines on how we're to know what's reasonable.

    Thanks,
     
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    7 days notice is unlikely to be reasonable when there is only a 14 day window. 24 hrs notice is reasonable, maybe 2 days.
     
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    Oh, true, I'd forgotten the short length of the window, perhaps you're right.

    The notice shouldn't be as much of an issue - more curious as to the reasonable number of occasions the tenant can show the property. Whether we're talking say two or three times a week, or even daily can be reasonable as long as there is a list of potential new tenants?
     
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    Daily is likely to be unreasonable to tenant. Once per week unreasonable to landlord.

    Normal vacant accommodation (in Vic) typically has 2-3 set inspections times per week. My pure guestimate is 2-4 times week.
     
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    Sure, I'll take it as just that - a guestimate, but helpful nonetheless. Thanks for the assist :)
     

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