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Ending a Tenancy (England) | England | Tenant Wants to Leave (England)

Viewings in final month when tenant is pregnant during Covid-19

6 Oct 2020 | 1 comment

Hello,

 

My tenants have given their month’s notice to quit and I have had lots of enquiries to view the property.

The tenant is pregnant and has asked if I can hold off doing any viewings until the property is empty as she doesn’t feel comfortable with strangers coming in and out of the house which I can understand.

Is pregnancy classed as vulnerable/high risk?

I can’t see the landlord being too pleased about having to wait but if that’s where we are at the moment, that’s just the way it is.

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  1. guildy

    Certainly in normal times there wouldn’t be any problem with viewings.

    However, pregnant women are regarded as “clinically vulnerable” which we understand is a precaution due to still understanding COVID-19.

    Therefore, although it’s not prohibited to do viewings, it seems a reasonable request by the tenant and any refusal to allow entry is unlikely a breach of a term of the tenancy at this time.

    A tenant always has the right to exclude all persons (including the landlord) but in some cases that might be a breach of tenancy.

    We also have a page about entry and refusal.

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