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Re: Landlord is selling house: what are my rights?

Posted by Ginny Fields on February 17, 2002 at 18:42:48:

In Reply to: Landlord is selling house: what are my rights? posted by Kaelan HOllon on February 17, 2002 at 18:28:52:

The laws in KY may be different, but in NYC the owner must give a notice in writing at least 24 hours in advance (except in case of real emergency) indicating for what purpose they want access to the apartment (i.e., repairs, inspection, showing). Other NY codes specify even longer advance notice. It's best to work with the landlord if possible, but don't allow them to trample your rights and privacy. Learn to say 'no'. Tell them you will require advance notice and require that you be home (otherwise you might discover damages or sticky fingers). If you insist on no showings on the weekend, they might insist on showing during business hours during the week -- meaning you might need to take time off from work. So consider what is the best solution. Give them a window period (i.e., two hours on Saturday) that you will allow showings. ALthough chances are KY requires some sort of access, it can't be unlimited. So be cooperative, but firm.

: Our landlord has decided to sell the house I'm currently renting. Unfortunately, this (for some reason) entails her and the realtors coming over several times a day to show the house. She's angry if we don't want to show the house to people on the weekends; do I have any rights here as to what the customary procedure is for selling property with tenant's living in it, and does anyone have any advice here?

: Thanks, Lexington KY

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