My landlords want to sell our house. I know they have the right to do so, and the right to show the house. Are they allowed to come in and take pictures to publish on real estate
websites with full view of all of our personal belongings? They have pictures of the house completely empty from before we moved in, and the only change between then and now is our property. Do we have legal right to deny consent to their real estate agent taking pictures to publish? My husband is a disabled veteran with severe PTSD/Anxiety. He needs to feel safe, secure and comfortable at home (since he can't get that anywhere else). We do NOT feel comfortable with anyone being able to see what we own and where everything is. Our previous house had been broken into twice while we lived there, so we are very careful with any potential for theft. I don't know anyone that wants the general public to have full access to view their entire house and personal property, but given my husband's issues and our previous experiences, this is a particular concern for us, especially since they have pictures of the house empty already. The important question though is, can we say no?
JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: Not yet
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Real Estate Lawyer should know?
Customer: Not at this time
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.