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Landlord Requesting to take photos inside property

Post by ellisr » Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:54 am

My landlord wants to sell the property I am renting and wants to let an agent come in and take photos for the listing.

Am I obliged to let them photograph the inside of the property (with my furniture and stuff) for them to use to market the property?

Has anyone else dealt with this and have any advice?

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Re: Landlord Requesting to take photos inside property

Post by the lynx » Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:42 am

ellisr wrote:My landlord wants to sell the property I am renting and wants to let an agent come in and take photos for the listing.

Am I obliged to let them photograph the inside of the property (with my furniture and stuff) for them to use to market the property?

Has anyone else dealt with this and have any advice?

Thanks
Not sure about the motive part but it is normal for tenants/landlords to take pictures inside of the property to file and record for any damage or wear/tear before the property change hands.

Does your TA say anything specifically about agents. photographs and listing?

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Re: Landlord Requesting to take photos inside property

Post by x9200 » Tue, 21 Aug 2012 1:13 pm

ellisr wrote:My landlord wants to sell the property I am renting and wants to let an agent come in and take photos for the listing.

Am I obliged to let them photograph the inside of the property (with my furniture and stuff) for them to use to market the property?

Has anyone else dealt with this and have any advice?

Thanks
No, he is not allowed IMHO as it violates your privacy. What I did in a similar situation was that I let the agent to take the photos just to have some additional supporting views etc. but I did not allow him to publish it anywhere. He was allowed to show the photos to the potential buyers (and the bank) but if I would find them on the web he would be in troubles.
The up to date photos are often required for the bank reevaluation and they will not accept some older ones. Also pretty often this is a person from the bank coming to take the photos.

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Post by durain » Tue, 21 Aug 2012 7:42 pm

is your tenancy coming to an end?

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Re: Landlord Requesting to take photos inside property

Post by vishalgupta2 » Wed, 22 Aug 2012 3:17 am

ellisr wrote:My landlord wants to sell the property I am renting and wants to let an agent come in and take photos for the listing.

Am I obliged to let them photograph the inside of the property (with my furniture and stuff) for them to use to market the property?

Has anyone else dealt with this and have any advice?

Thanks
I don't think they have the rights to take photos, they may very well have rights to inspect the home (in US they need to give a advance notice, not sure if they do in Singapore)

On the realistic side, to me this depends on your relations with the land lord. If I think the landlord has been reasonable and understanding, I won't mind a few photos on a preset time.

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Post by offshoreoildude » Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:34 am

I'd let them do it. No harm and it will keep goodwill in the bank to make up for that wine stain under the coach that they WILL find.

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Post by vishalgupta2 » Fri, 24 Aug 2012 8:35 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:I'd let them do it. No harm and it will keep goodwill in the bank to make up for that wine stain under the coach that they WILL find.
I won't bet on that.

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