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Notice & No to Showings (by J.R. [OK]) Jun 6, 2024 10:02 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by NE [PA]) Jun 6, 2024 10:05 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by Still Learning [NH]) Jun 6, 2024 10:18 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by DJ [VA]) Jun 6, 2024 11:04 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by Small potatoes [NY]) Jun 6, 2024 11:19 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by .MC [PA]) Jun 7, 2024 6:12 AM
       Notice & No to Showings (by zero [IN]) Jun 7, 2024 6:18 AM
       Notice & No to Showings (by Bonanza [NC]) Jun 7, 2024 6:52 AM
       Notice & No to Showings (by Richard [MI]) Jun 7, 2024 7:27 AM
       Notice & No to Showings (by WMH [NC]) Jun 7, 2024 8:56 AM
       Notice & No to Showings (by Allym [NJ]) Jun 7, 2024 9:10 AM
       Notice & No to Showings (by ken [NY]) Jun 7, 2024 9:52 AM
       Notice & No to Showings (by Roy [AL]) Jun 7, 2024 3:21 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by Mike45 [NV]) Jun 7, 2024 3:30 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Jun 7, 2024 5:11 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by 6x6 [TN]) Jun 7, 2024 6:47 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by Mike45 [NV]) Jun 7, 2024 8:49 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by Jim [CA]) Jun 8, 2024 9:19 AM
       Notice & No to Showings (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 9, 2024 6:23 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by GKARL [PA]) Jun 9, 2024 6:38 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by zero [IN]) Jun 9, 2024 6:52 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by GKARL [PA]) Jun 9, 2024 7:33 PM
       Notice & No to Showings (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 10, 2024 12:32 AM

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Notice & No to Showings (by J.R. [OK]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2024 10:02 PM
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I'm still working on the fine details of renting a place while it is still occupied. I have a tenant that gave a 30 day notice. When I asked what day this week or weekend would be good for a walk-through and to discuss showings, the tenant said she's dealing with medical issues and prefers not to be doing any showings.

I do not have this in my lease yet. But now I know the importance of that detail. Can you please share your lease wording about showing a property while they are still there?

What do you think: should I demand to do showings or wait until she's out?

--99.69.xxx.xx




Notice & No to Showings (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2024 10:05 PM
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Wait. Regardless of what you put in a lease, if they say no, itís no. Youíre going into their home with strangers when theyíre in the process of moving. Iíve never done this and never will. --24.152.xxx.xx




Notice & No to Showings (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2024 10:18 PM
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Some landlords are great with that out on the 31st and in on the 1st. For me, the best thing that came out of covid was deciding not to do showings of occupied units. They move out, it gets cleaned and showings begin. Much less stressful for me and I am not bothering current tenants and trying to get permission. If I were going to push this tenant, I would not ask but tell the tenant on Saturdays from 10-12 and Sundays from 3-5 and Wednesdays from 5-7 I will be scheduling showings. I will confirm with you on that day if there will be showings. It is your choice to be there or leave. Thank you for your cooperation. --73.159.xxx.xx




Notice & No to Showings (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2024 11:04 PM
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In this case, since it's not required in the lease & they don't want to cooperate - you should wait until they are out.

However, get in there & see what needs to be fixed. Tell them it's cheaper if they do it themselves(fix damage they made) & then they can get there entire deposit back.

And, you make a list and make arrangements to do whatever work is needed as soon as they are out, as efficiently as possible.

Going forward: My rental agreement addresses this as part of the move-out instruction packet, that also includes minimum costs for different common repairs as well as cleaning instructions, etc.

" When that time comes (to move out) our goal is to help you get ALL of your security deposit back, plus $100 bonus!

Landlord will pay you $100 for your cooperation if you help us get the house rented before you leave. How? Keep the home clean, allow showings (with notice of course), and give us a good reference! Tell all your friends, make favorable posts on facebook and other social media platforms. "

--174.47.xxx.x




Notice & No to Showings (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2024 11:19 PM
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My lease says I can show the unit 45 days from the end of the lease, which will be done in coordination w 24 hr notice to resident. I require 60 days notice from resident to not renew. Locally most prospects are not looking longer than 30 days out. Of course there are times when showing makes no sense. These days the current resident is less of the reason. --172.59.xxx.xxx




Notice & No to Showings (by .MC [PA]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2024 6:12 AM
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When does thier lease end? They could also be hiding something. I wouldn't hold back when doing my accounting because they are uncooperative. Keep it reasonable, of course. See if they let you in first of all to discuss anything. Make NO promises about security return and wait at least 2 weeks after they are out to really assess damages. You can charge for batteries, light bulbs, etc as well as repairs caused by the T.my money is they are hiding something/someone in the place currently. --73.230.xxx.xx




Notice & No to Showings (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2024 6:18 AM
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I have always just let the tenant be while they are in there. Most of mine that move are being ordered to by the courts. No way do I want a new tenant t to deal with that.

Maybe so.eday I will get the system running smoothly like the Queen of Turnovers does.

But until then I do get in myself and make sure there are no surprises. Again, unless the tenant is aggressive, then I let it be. --174.207.xxx.xxx




Notice & No to Showings (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2024 6:52 AM
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I don't show a place until the people are out and the place looks like I want it to.

WMH(NC) does what you are trying to do so hopefully she will chime in. --174.47.xxx.x




Notice & No to Showings (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2024 7:27 AM
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Good tenants will leave a place clean and ready for the next one.

Bad tenants will not care and leave a mess.

The tenant you allow into your place is important.

Bad tenants are typically uncollectible. Even if you get a judgement for the damages and the mess left you likely will never collect it. Bad tenants do not expect to get any deposit back.They also typically also don't pay rent on time or at all and especially not the last couple of months. --172.58.xxx.xx




Notice & No to Showings (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2024 8:56 AM
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It goes back to before you rented to them - the time to set the stage for showing while occupied is then, not now, sorry. And in your lease, of course. And 60 days notice, not 30. So you have time to set up agreed-upon showing times, preview prospects, Tenant has time to get their place tidied up, etc.

If she has said she'd prefer no showings (it's happened) I can refer her back to the lease where it discusses my ability to show the place while occupied. And of course, 99% of the time THEY saw it while occupied by the previous tenant, so I remind them of that.

But 30 days from leaving? I'd just be inspecting, and getting ready to be empty, and ready to clean and show ASAP when she's out. --146.70.xxx.xx




Notice & No to Showings (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2024 9:10 AM
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I wait to people leave unless they want me to show it to a friend. People who look may get a bad impression of your unit with a grumpy sick lady in it and all her stuff. You could lose the good applicant by doing that. If it looks bad they will walk. --173.61.xxx.xxx




Notice & No to Showings (by ken [NY]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2024 9:52 AM
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PUT SOMETHING IN YOUR LEASE THAT IF THEY DONT ALLOW SHOWINGS IF REQUESTED THEY WILL BE CHARGED A MONTHS RENT --74.77.xx.xx




Notice & No to Showings (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2024 3:21 PM
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Who would want to show a dirty house to a prospective tenant if your current tenant is a real slob? --71.207.xxx.xx




Notice & No to Showings (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2024 3:30 PM
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I do not show an occupied unit. I want to get the place cleaned and rehabilitated before I show it. You only get one chance to make a first impression!

And I don't want a prospective tenant to see me disrupting an existing tenant by showing the occupied unit. What does that say about my respecting his upcoming tenancy?

--71.222.xx.xxx




Notice & No to Showings (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2024 5:11 PM
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I too do not want to show an occupied unit. So far I haven't' had an "optimal" tenant exit. Usually, hostile tenants try to sabotage either a future renter or a sale if you're selling. --64.246.xxx.xx




Notice & No to Showings (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2024 6:47 PM
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Show her respect, especially if she really is having medical issues. How would you want to be treated? --76.129.xxx.xx




Notice & No to Showings (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2024 8:49 PM
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I had one exception to my "never show an occupied unit" rule. Very nice elderly tenant, whose home was beautifully arranged decorated and maintained. A church lady type. When she gave notice, she invited me to show the unit to prospective tenants. She made each showing into a tea party -- a pot of tea, cookies and cakes. An amazing tenant.

And for a prospective applicant, sitting at the kitchen table and having tea and cakes with a sweet old lady, was a far better selling technique than my usual sales pitch!

--71.222.xx.xxx




Notice & No to Showings (by Jim [CA]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2024 9:19 AM
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Unless the tenant is very cooperative I donít do it.I lineup a list of 10+ interested applicants that I stat showing when available. I have my move in pictures and works fine. To try an pre-rent can be a disaster if the tenant is delayed moving out. --146.70.xxx.xx




Notice & No to Showings (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2024 6:23 PM
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JR,

You are asking for cooperation but not offering an incentive for cooperating. Now tenants understand the power of the dollar. As a landlord you also know the power of a dollar. perhaps you should let the tenant know that you respect there wishes. You are offering $50 for the showing and another $50 if the people then take the place.

So what does this do to the relationship that exist? Will your tenant today say how great of a landlord you are to the new person? If they had two financial incentives to talk about how glowing you are, would they still be uncooperative?

Instead, the roots of a headache have been planted. It is my hope, you can change this as IMHO it will impact the shape you get the place back in. A small amount of money can do wonders in saving you time and effort ( if you want it to) --24.101.xxx.xxx




Notice & No to Showings (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2024 6:38 PM
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I have it in my lease. I coordinated all showings with the tenant getting times that were convenient for them. I recently did this in connection with a sale. The tenant went as far as to fix the place up so it would show well. She's going to get an $ 100 gift card for being especially cooperative. --209.122.xx.xxx




Notice & No to Showings (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2024 6:52 PM
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What about all the help I could have given you for the sale of your duplex?

I mean I am only a couple states away. I never actually did anything to help but then again I didn't do anything to hinder the deal either.

That should be worth something! --107.147.xx.xx




Notice & No to Showings (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2024 7:33 PM
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Zero LOL! --172.59.xx.xxx




Notice & No to Showings (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2024 12:32 AM
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JR,

No matter what's printed in the lease you must have their permission. And more important is their cooperation.

Me? I think she's hiding a messy or filthy house.(or animals!) YOU need to do a walk thru PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE walkthru immediately.

And start repairs NOW. You can clean up the outside (bushes, gutters, paint) before she leaves.

Even if clean your investment might not show in the best ight with her old junky furniture and boxes stacked in the corners.

And sometimes medical is a legit reason.

Me again? I don't want anyone walking thru my house EVER!

My lease offers $100 bonus if they help us get it rented before they move out.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx



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