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Old 06-27-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Good point. Imagine your LL set up ten appointments a day for months on end, but gave you 24 hour notice. At some point the argument can be made you no longer have "quiet enjoyment" or whatever you want to call it of your apartment.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Unfortunately, the law in most states DOES allow the LL entry to show the apartment during reasonable hours. The LL is also giving 24 hours notice each time, possibly more than required depending on the state. As long as the showings really are showings, OP has no legal recourse.

Everyday is MORE than reasonable. And advising OP to attempt to tell the LL when they can show the apartment is tantamount to advising OP to fail to comply with the lease and the legally presented 24 hour notice. Not a great plan as that could lead to eviction if the LL is annoyed enough.
How about if he sleeps in his underwear on the couch.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Location: NJ
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How about if he sleeps in his underwear on the couch.
To me this would always be plan B. If I thought the LL was being unreasonable in something like this there are plenty of things a tenant can do to "persuade" the LL to be more reasonable. You could keep the place messy, have movies playing on the TV that would offend the average person, etc.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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Thanks guys.

I decided to do nothing. The landlord has been respectful and decent to me so I'm just going to deal with it.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I'm wondering more why the apartment hasn't rented in the last three months, with daily showings. (That would be 90 showings if it was only one a day, surely enough to find a renter.)
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:06 PM
 
Location: California
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Thanks guys.

I decided to do nothing. The landlord has been respectful and decent to me so I'm just going to deal with it.
I think this is likely the best call. There are a lot worse complaints people have about their LL's.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:35 PM
 
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I'm wondering more why the apartment hasn't rented in the last three months, with daily showings. (That would be 90 showings if it was only one a day, surely enough to find a renter.)
The apartment sucks. I rented sight-unseen because I had to. If I saw this place before I rented, I wouldn't have rented.

And I have clothes and crap everywhere, to be honest.. lol. Probably doesn't help.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:37 AM
 
Location: California
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The apartment sucks. I rented sight-unseen because I had to. If I saw this place before I rented, I wouldn't have rented.

And I have clothes and crap everywhere, to be honest.. lol. Probably doesn't help.
That probably does explain the numerous showings.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Can't the landlord have a "standard time" for showing, e.g. 4 to 5 p.m., and then anyone who wants to see it should come then? When I was a renter 3 showings a day would have driven me absolutely insane.

OP, you are being more than reasonable in deciding to just accept it!
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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Did you ever think that maybe if you cleaned the place up a bit then they could rent it faster thus no need to bother you with showings anymore? Just a thought.
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