Do I have to show my leased home to future tenants during my lease period?

I am disabled and homebound presently. Due to lack of repairs and one disaster after the other I can not sign a new lease and will move at duration of present lease. Do I have to have strangers walking through our home when my landlord chooses.He said he is a real estate agent and I have to. Do I? No one has ever asked this of me in the past properties where I have resided. Is their a statute to protect me and my family?

Asked on November 2, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The landlord or his agent(s)--for example, property managers, realtors--have the right to access the premises to show it to prospective future renters.

They have to provide advance notice--typically 24 hours notice, in writing. They can only do during reasonable hours--generally, between around 9 am to 8 pm, unless agreed otherwise. They can't do it too often, though there is no hard and fast rule as to what is


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