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Old 04-27-2009, 08:19 PM   #1
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Do I have a right to limit agents number of condo visit per day?



hi guys

currently I am living in a condo and I am moving out end of June.

I am not a landlord btw.

Since I am a student I am spending most of my time at school and no one else is at home.

Real estate agency keep calling me to book an appointment to showing time and they booked like 4-5 appointments per day which is kinda annoying.

I know I have right to tell them to come specific time but am I able to limit number of visits per day?

for example the agent can only make 2 appointments per day. Things like this...

Since no one is at home I am kinda worry about my properties too..

I don't know if this is right but the agent copied my key so he can come to my unit even I am not at my unit. Is this right way?? or giving him a key is a mistake?? Should I take a key back?

I think landlord and real estate guy knows each other pretty well..

give me some advise guys.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:33 PM   #2
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Hm good question. I bet you that your landlord bought it as investment. So sucker does not want to sell due to bad market, now he is doing his best to rent it out.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:42 PM   #3
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This should be covered in your lease agreement. If there is nothing, the place is yours until the lease is up and you don't have to let anyone in (even the landlord) if you don't want to.

Limiting the number of appointments is not as effective as limiting the amount of time you allow the agent to do showings.

No way I'll give the agent key if I was still living there.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:29 PM   #4
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This should be covered in your lease agreement. If there is nothing, the place is yours until the lease is up and you don't have to let anyone in (even the landlord) if you don't want to.

Limiting the number of appointments is not as effective as limiting the amount of time you allow the agent to do showings.

No way I'll give the agent key if I was still living there.
you can tell the agents taht you are busy and they can't show it without your permission
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:12 PM   #5
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This should be covered in your lease agreement. If there is nothing, the place is yours until the lease is up and you don't have to let anyone in (even the landlord) if you don't want to.

Limiting the number of appointments is not as effective as limiting the amount of time you allow the agent to do showings.

No way I'll give the agent key if I was still living there.
Wrong.

Since you probably gave notice to terminate your lease, he has every right by the "Residential Tenancies Act" to show the place.

Entry to show rental unit to prospective tenants
(3) A landlord may enter the rental unit without written notice to show the unit to prospective tenants if,

(a) the landlord and tenant have agreed that the tenancy will be terminated or one of them has given notice of termination to the other;

(b) the landlord enters the unit between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; and

(c) before entering, the landlord informs or makes a reasonable effort to inform the tenant of the intention to do so. 2006, c. 17, s. 26 (3).
... just move your personal stuff and things of value to a different location, or lock it up in a safe.

If the landlord is getting 4-5 showings per day, then his investment was a good one.
Far from being a sucker.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:07 AM   #6
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^^^ correct. If you try to stop the showings, you may be dealing with a legal battle, the owner can take you to court and say you potenially lost him a sale. Then you would be a sucker.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:21 PM   #7
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Wrong.

Since you probably gave notice to terminate your lease, he has every right by the "Residential Tenancies Act" to show the place.

Entry to show rental unit to prospective tenants
(3) A landlord may enter the rental unit without written notice to show the unit to prospective tenants if,

(a) the landlord and tenant have agreed that the tenancy will be terminated or one of them has given notice of termination to the other;

(b) the landlord enters the unit between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; and

(c) before entering, the landlord informs or makes a reasonable effort to inform the tenant of the intention to do so. 2006, c. 17, s. 26 (3).
... just move your personal stuff and things of value to a different location, or lock it up in a safe.

If the landlord is getting 4-5 showings per day, then his investment was a good one.
Far from being a sucker.
correct indeed.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:40 PM   #8
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Wrong.

Since you probably gave notice to terminate your lease, he has every right by the "Residential Tenancies Act" to show the place.

Entry to show rental unit to prospective tenants
(3) A landlord may enter the rental unit without written notice to show the unit to prospective tenants if,

(a) the landlord and tenant have agreed that the tenancy will be terminated or one of them has given notice of termination to the other;

(b) the landlord enters the unit between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; and

(c) before entering, the landlord informs or makes a reasonable effort to inform the tenant of the intention to do so. 2006, c. 17, s. 26 (3).
... just move your personal stuff and things of value to a different location, or lock it up in a safe.

If the landlord is getting 4-5 showings per day, then his investment was a good one.
Far from being a sucker.

it's refreshing to see someone post accurate information. well played.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:50 PM   #9
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Wrong.

Since you probably gave notice to terminate your lease, he has every right by the "Residential Tenancies Act" to show the place.

Entry to show rental unit to prospective tenants
(3) A landlord may enter the rental unit without written notice to show the unit to prospective tenants if,

(a) the landlord and tenant have agreed that the tenancy will be terminated or one of them has given notice of termination to the other;

(b) the landlord enters the unit between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; and

(c) before entering, the landlord informs or makes a reasonable effort to inform the tenant of the intention to do so. 2006, c. 17, s. 26 (3).
... just move your personal stuff and things of value to a different location, or lock it up in a safe.

If the landlord is getting 4-5 showings per day, then his investment was a good one.
Far from being a sucker.
Good info there, listen to the man...

But dude, I'm surprised at you!! No Bold text? No red font? You're slipping...
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:49 PM   #10
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Well, one way out of it is to simply leave your bong out in the open before the showings begin, the showings will slow down
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:14 PM   #11
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Good info there, listen to the man...

But dude, I'm surprised at you!! No Bold text? No red font? You're slipping...
I know eh.. it was late.

Do your best to accommodate the showings. If you don't you'll be liable if he doesn't rent it out.
He would have to mitigate his losses, but you'd be on the hook for an extra 1 or 2 months if it’s not rented by June and you hindered the showings.

Your best bet is to give the listing agent several timeslots for the weekdays, and for the
weekends. This way, you can expect some kind of routine instead of chaos.

...You are renting it, but the landlord owns the property. It's his. Although the Tenancies act favours the tenant, landlords do have ways around it.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:58 PM   #12
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Wrong.

Since you probably gave notice to terminate your lease, he has every right by the "Residential Tenancies Act" to show the place.

Entry to show rental unit to prospective tenants
(3) A landlord may enter the rental unit without written notice to show the unit to prospective tenants if,

(a) the landlord and tenant have agreed that the tenancy will be terminated or one of them has given notice of termination to the other;

(b) the landlord enters the unit between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; and

(c) before entering, the landlord informs or makes a reasonable effort to inform the tenant of the intention to do so. 2006, c. 17, s. 26 (3).
... just move your personal stuff and things of value to a different location, or lock it up in a safe.

If the landlord is getting 4-5 showings per day, then his investment was a good one.
Far from being a sucker.
I stand corrected.
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Being a landlord, I came up upon this issue again. I remember some time ago I got told by someone on max that landlords had every right to go show their rental unit when they wanted without notice as long as an attempt to let the tenant know, there existed agreement to terminate and it was between 8am and 8pm.

See, the problem with reading one part of the act is that other related parts are missed:

Residential Tenancy Act
22. A landlord shall not at any time during a tenant’s occupancy of a rental unit and before the day on which an order evicting the tenant is executed substantially interfere with the reasonable enjoyment of the rental unit or the residential complex in which it is located for all usual purposes by a tenant or members of his or her household. 2006, c. 17, s. 22.


The landlord has every right to show the unit, and the tenant cannot refuse this under section 26, however, this does not turn into a free for all for the landlord to show multiple times a day whenever they want.

No written notice, does not mean no notice is required - reasonable notice and reasonable effort to provide notice to is still required. Within reasonable notice is the landlord has to narrow the visitation time to a reasonable amount as well (not 8am to 8pm)

The tenant can make showing arrangements with the landlord which are reasonable and afterwards can refuse unreasonable entrys and entries at all other times.

This would have applied in the OP's case, but probably too late now, sorry.
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