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So, is your only complaint that the landlord wants to show the house that you rent and it is a continuous inconvenience? Or are there other complaints you have?
A tenant has a right to notice of the showing of it and at reasonable times and amount of times. Generally, a landlord has a right to show the abode through an agent, but it would have to be reasonable. If this is an on-going situation and inconvenience, it is best to set down when you will allow this to occur. In other words, determine when this can happen (once a week for 1 hour on a Saturday for example). If you refuse entry altogether, that could lead to further problems. Also, you can negotiate terms: You can demand that the landlord pay you to clean the property in advance of a particular showing, or in advance of an open house, or to let you have a professional cleaning service provide the cleaning and the landlord pay for it.
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You are welcome. If the landlord refuses to cooperative, or attempts to access the abode without your consent, then you would have to seek judicial intervention (file a complaint). If you refuse to allow entry, then the landlord would have to file a complaint. The Judge would come up with an agreement if the parties do not do so. We can continue to discuss if you would like to do so.
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