Sale of Premises - Negotiate an agreement

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Once you receive written notice of the sale, it’s time to think about what you think is reasonable access. In deciding this, take into account that the landlord
ultimately has the right to show their property. You cannot refuse all access. It’s about balancing the rights of both parties (see Tenancy Factsheet: Access
and Privacy).

Be precise.
Make it clear if certain days are out of the question; or if you should be present when your home is shown; or if you are going to be away for a period
and aren’t willing to allow access during that time.

Get it in writing!
Set down your proposal for access in writing (sign, date and keep a copy), refer to the relevant clauses and request confirmation in writing. If you only receive verbal contact, write again confirming the agreed details.


Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of ACT

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