When we were purchasing a home, the renter absolutely hated prospective buyers and would deliberately try and sabotage things so it would put prospective buyers off, such as putting pornographic posters up in the bedrooms, a shirt hanging in the pergola which had the name of a brothel on it, dishes everywhere, so many things!
We did feel for him, as it is annoying when you have people traipsing through your home, especially when they're prospective buyers and need to go over eveything wiht a fine tooth comb, and despite all his efforts at 'sabotaging' (he seriously did not want to leave/have the house sold), we thought his antics were a bit funny, and as it turned out we ended buying the house. Not even 6 months later we had to leave that house with my husband's job, and needed to rent it out, so were thinking of how cranky he would have been if he found that out!
I just don't say anything... if they are investors I talk up how happy we are there, but if they want to live in it themselves I just excuse myself and keep working. I try to have people come through on childcare days so Gabe doesn't know/ask questions about why people are looking in his room.. and then have nightmares about people taking his house.
Your poor little fellow, people underestimate how distressing that can be for little ones. My DH moves us around a lot with his work and so many people say to me, 'oh well, they're little, they won't care', but although children are quite resilient, it's still change, it's still a sense of 'losing' what they know and are comfortable with and with your little man, he is already distressed that 'his home' is being taken away from him.
I hope for your sake a lovely investor buys the home and you're able to contiune living there, sooner rather than later.
Oh I hated that last time we went through it I feel for you.
Last time it happened I had a baby, and like you I don't allow ppl in my home when I am not there. Anyway she was feeding a lot at the time, and while I've never been ashamed to breastfeed anywhere really, I felt so uncomfortable breastfeeding in my own home with 30 ppl walking into the room staring :/ it was awful.
Ppl were taking photos, and walking over my rug in grotty shoes, where my baby was learning to crawl.
The neighbours all came in for a sticky beak too of course. I'd also just started attending a playgroup around the corner and was meeting ppl who'd already been through my house and seen my things.
Hate hate hated it!!!
Oh i dont envy you, its horrible!! It happened to us years ago. I rented through a real estate which were great. And then all of a sudden another real estate cntacts me saying th owners were selling and i would have to deal with them, they would give me a couple of hours notice bringing people in, and making all sorts of demands, i called my real estate, they were shocked and angry!! They said all i have to give them is one open house a week at my time choosing, and i could demand 48 hour notice for unexpected appointments.
So i made the open house, 8 am to 10 am on sunday... Lol the real estate turned up on my door unannounced yelling at me saying i was making it impossible for them to sell the place, as most people interested were commuters from a place 1.5 hours away and they couldnt get up here that early.
Hey sorry not my problem! And showinb up unannounced? Pretty sure thats not allowed. I called my real estate told them, they called the owners, the owners fired the new real estate, called me apologised etc.
We ended up moving before it sold because i couldnt handle the stress of not knowing when id need to move (our lease expired and they wouldnt let us re new it)
Bada - they arent allowed to take photos!!!
The house I rent got sold last year,
I had alot of trouble with mu real estate and ended up looking up ny rights.
A landlord or agent may show a house to prospective buyers no more than 3 times per week, 24 hours notice MUST be given to the tenant they may also hold an 'open house' once a week,
without tenants permision no photos can be taken, no cupboards opened by perspective buyers (landlord or owner may take photos to use as advertising )
A tenant can not deny a buyer inspection without reasonable excuse and can not say I wont be home so you can not do an inspection then.
A landlord or agent MAY hold an inspection without you being present (and as above you dont really have any legal allowance yo deny, 'i wont be home' is not a valid reason)
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We rent and I know this all to well!
One time we had someone come through with dirty feet! Even walked on the carpet
Told our RE-agent no way was I going to be paying for that when it was time for us to move!
They can shove there nitpicking bond bullsh!t up there *** if potential buyers were messing up the house like that.
I know it's not "my" home but I pay to live here and it's where "I" live.
People should respect that!!
Then the stress of not knowing who will buy and if you have to stay or leave!
It takes a lot of time to find a rental in some towns/suburbs.. Giving us a "date" doesn't help when we don't know what's going to happen..
The whole process is a massive pile of stressful bullsh!t.
Sorry to hijack and have a vent of my own.
I hope it all works out for you
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