When your landlord is selling

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Your landlord has a right to show the property to prospective buyers, but this must be balanced with your right to quiet enjoyment.

It may be possible to negotiate an agreement with your landlord or agent that strikes a balance between your right to quiet enjoyment and theirright to inspect. The agreement should be in writing and signed by yourself and your landlord or agent.

An agreement can include conditions such as:

  • your landlord or agent will only visit if they have made a convenient appointment time with you
  • you will have the property open for inspection at an agreed time each week
  • your landlord will reduce your rent as compensation for your inconvenience

If your landlord does not agree to a rent reduction, you may be able to apply for compensation at a later date.

For your compensation claim to succeed, you would need to prove that the interference with your quiet enjoyment was significant.

If the inspections become too frequent, you can apply to the Tribunal for a Restraining Order.