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What are the laws that regulate the "termine" of a rental?

Hi,
I am having problems with my landlord and am wondering if someone can help.
I have given them regular 3 month notice and they have started to publicize the apartment.

I have given them a timing every day where they can show the apartment. However I expect for them to tell me what appointments are there (i can't just wait every day in the house if someone shows up) and also to have someone from their office come to show the house (i don't want to have strangers walking around the house by themselves and at the same time i have a small baby of 3 months to take care of..).

Are my expectations unrealistic? Is there a law that regulates when, how, prospective clients can come to see the house. If the landlord is been nasty (last week he just gave my phone to strangers from the internet ad to call me and fix appointments, 2 people just rang my bell saying they were told to come and view it, and 2 families showed up at the same time so i had a baby screaming wanting to be fed and 6 strangers wandering around...) can i just tell him to talk a long walk .....on the lake???

thanks so much for any help / info u can give me...
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Re: What are the laws that regulate the "termine" of a rental?

Are you leaving within the period governed by your contract/tenancy agreement, or has that contract expired?

If the former, then it's your responsibility to find a new tenant (or to continue paying the rent). If that's the case, you can ask your landlord not to send any prospective tenants, but that could leave you in a difficult situation.
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Re: What are the laws that regulate the "termine" of a rental?

I'm not sure exactly what the laws are but this is pretty normal behavior.

Every time I've emailed someone about an apartment which is currently occupied, the answer has been "thank you for your interest, here is the phone number of the current tenant, please call her and arrange a time." The landlord doesn't normally want to be included in the arrangements, let alone present at the viewing. I guess the idea is that it's easier for two people to match up their schedules than three.

What you can do is give him a particular time, not "every day between 3 and 6", more like "next Tuesday from 3 to 5, and the following Saturday from 1 to 3." Then at least you don't have to be sitting at home every single day waiting to see if the doorbell will ring.
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Old 24.06.2011, 17:00
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Hi,
I am having problems with my landlord and am wondering if someone can help.
I have given them regular 3 month notice and they have started to publicize the apartment.

I have given them a timing every day where they can show the apartment. However I expect for them to tell me what appointments are there (i can't just wait every day in the house if someone shows up) and also to have someone from their office come to show the house (i don't want to have strangers walking around the house by themselves and at the same time i have a small baby of 3 months to take care of..).

Are my expectations unrealistic? Is there a law that regulates when, how, prospective clients can come to see the house. If the landlord is been nasty (last week he just gave my phone to strangers from the internet ad to call me and fix appointments, 2 people just rang my bell saying they were told to come and view it, and 2 families showed up at the same time so i had a baby screaming wanting to be fed and 6 strangers wandering around...) can i just tell him to talk a long walk .....on the lake???

thanks so much for any help / info u can give me...
I would tell them to go jump. I suggest maybe you fix a single day and refuse any others appointments or random people showing up.
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I would tell them to go jump. I suggest maybe you fix a single day and refuse any others appointments or random people showing up.
... although you may want to be certain that you have a new place to move to, and don't require a reference from your previous landlord ...

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Re: What are the laws that regulate the "termine" of a rental?

Only from the calling the tenants and asking for a time to view the homes point of view, I know that I try to call and the first thing I ask is 'what are the best times for you' and usually try to match my schedule to theirs. You can usually call the rental folks and tell them that it's best between the hours of x to x and usually it shows up on the website for people to read.

I also know some that just host an Open House where it's scheduled from x:xx - x:xx and everyone just comes, takes a look around and then heads off. If you don't want to deal with them and the baby, perhaps you can have a friend watch the babe while you hurry up and get this over with.

I can understand where you're coming from and I know I deal with a lot of folks grumpy that I'm calling as 'another person looking' but the side goes both ways, I've looked at over 15 places and finding one that best 'suits' is hard and also dealing with all the calls to make the appointments.

Basic end, we feel your pain. Good Luck and it'll be over soon.
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