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Showing the apartment as a tenant: my obligation?!

Hey everyone! I’m moving out from my flat a month before my contract finishes. The landlord has asked me for more than a month to show the flat to people. Is it my “obligation” to accept their request (i.e. is it usually in contracts)?

Also, can I tell them I’m moving out and give them the keys so if they wanted to show the apartment, they can show it themselves? Or am I supposed to do it myself?

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Old 18.05.2021, 10:05
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Re: Showing the apartment as a tenant: my obligation?!

do you want to end up paying for the month? That's the question you should ask yourself, a lazy approach might see you paying for it....
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do you want to end up paying for the month? That's the question you should ask yourself, a lazy approach might see you paying for it....
I’ve already paid for the rent of the next month. That’s not my point. I wrote my question: it is about whether it is my “obligation” to show the apartment myself as a tenant or not?
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Re: Showing the apartment as a tenant: my obligation?!

then it's up to you, if it's empty then hand it back over to them and let them do it.
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I’ve already paid for the rent of the next month. That’s not my point. I wrote my question: it is about whether it is my “obligation” to show the apartment myself as a tenant or not?
It's your obligation to allow them to show people the apartment.

Normally, you can give them 2-3 slots, and open the door.

If you then want strangers walking around your property when you are not there... that's another story...
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If you then want strangers walking around your property when you are not there... that's another story...
Especially if you have not formally handed back the apartment and something gets damaged or stolen or .....
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I’ve already paid for the rent of the next month. That’s not my point. I wrote my question: it is about whether it is my “obligation” to show the apartment myself as a tenant or not?
If you don't need a"Nachmieter" to cover any costs for moving out early, it is entirely your decision.
My neighbour had the landlord show her flat. I would not want that as I don't want any strangers in my home in my absence.
The only obligation you have is you must let people view it from the moment you gave in notice.
If the landlord shows the flat, they must tell you about the dates they will do it.
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Re: Showing the apartment as a tenant: my obligation?!

AFAIK, you have to do it, since you gave notice. This is a separate issue from having someone take over your contract. I think the requirement exists in order to allow the landlord to occupy the apartment immediately after you move out, instead of having to keep it empty to show people. However, in general landlords are not allowed to enter your apartment (it'd be a violation), actually they theoretically don't even have the keys, hence why you are supposed to be there when these visits happen.

>Also, can I tell them I’m moving out and give them the keys so if they wanted to show the apartment, they can show it themselves? Or am I supposed to do it myself?

if you have already emptied the apartment anyways, this could be easier. The law doesn't foresee this though, so a modicum of trust is needed. He could smear some grease between the glasses of the oven window and blame you, and you would have no recourse.
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Re: Showing the apartment as a tenant: my obligation?!

typically the viewings are grouped, isn't it? this means that the first interested would have to wait some time?
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