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Are the tenants in arrears with their rent? If so please state the amount of months they are in arrears.
No they are not in arrears.
They have damaged things in the house (which I can't prove) and they make a lot of noise arguing. The neighbours have complained to me but they don't want to get involved more than that
Thanks for your reply.
Unless they have seriously caused damage to the property which you can prove then you can't evict them because of that. Ideally, they would be in two months' arrears so that you could evict them under the housing act legislation
Obviously you can get the agent to market the property to the extent that they can put an advert on their website/office, but the concern will be whether or not potential buyers can view the property.
You need to look at the tenancy agreements they have signed - the terms contained therein will govern whether you can permit viewings. If it is well drafted there will be a provision in the agreement which states that the tenants must allow access for the purposes of viewing for marketing for let or sale.
It will likely be limited to "reasonable times" which means that the agent will have to liaise with the tenants and buyers so that they can visit at agreed times. If the tenancy agreement does not mention viewings then I'm afraid that you will not be able to compel the tenants to permit access for the purpose of viewings if the tenants are not so inclined.
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The contract states - "to permit the landlord and or the landlords agent or others, after giving 24 hours written notice, and at reasonable hours of the daytime to enter the property/"
Can I at least but a For Sale board outside?
Okay, that clause woud permit you to arrange viewings and if they disagree unreasonably then this will put them in breach of contract.
The board is trickier, unless there is a clauses which states you may erect signs for sale or let then my view is that the tenants would be able to object and remove it.
I would adopt a concillatory approach with the tenants, possibly by offering a slightly reduced rent it they really stick to their guns.
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