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Should I rent a house that is also for sale

If I rent a house that is also for sale do I have to accommodate the inconvenience of viewings (either showing people around myself or letting the agent / landlord do it)? Also do I have to live with a for sale board on the property? Should anything be noted in the tenancy agreement re the property also being for sale? I've found a property which is ideal but I've just found out that it is also for sale. This doesn't bother me as long as I don't have to constantly agree to show people round and I also don't like the idea of moving into a house on a 12 month AST if it's going to have a for sale board permanently attached (I know that may seem unimportant but somehow a house doesn't feel like home until the to let / for sale board comes down). Many thanks.

Asked on May 16 2011, Renting in Liverpool | Report content

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  • If your looking for a long term let then I would say no.

    Answered on May 17 2011, Report content
  • Thanks for the response. When you say no do you mean no you wouldn't rent a property that was for sale or no you don't think we'd have to put up with viewings and a sign? Cheers.

    Answered on May 17 2011, Report content
  • Legally you don't have to accommodate viewings for sale unless it is within the last 4 weeks of the Tenancy Agreement. Even during this 4 week period the estate agent must provide you with reasonable notice of any viewings and also accompany them. As a tenant you have a legal right to enjoy a property without the constant nuisance of viewings.

    Answered on May 17 2011, Report content

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