Long story, sorry.,,
Wondering if there is such a thing as a minimum set level of standards that a tenant must adhere to for approved, scheduled inspections.
We have had a few tenant troubles of late. Anyways today was their scheduled inspection, which I went along to (as I am entitled to do, and advised the agent 3 weeks ago that I'd be joining him).
The tenant was home during the inspection, and refused to give us access to the spare bedroom, stating that his aunt was asleep in there (his aunt is not listed on the lease, but she *may* be visiting).
After 5 minutes he agreed to give us access to the room, but that he'd have to go talk to his aunt because he didn't want us to wake her!! (This was 2pm this arvo!). So he went into the room, locked the door behind him, we waited in the hallway. There was no noise/voices at all. When he came out, the room was pitch black, and there may/may not have been someone in the bed - there was definitely something in the bed - but whether it was a bunch of pillows or a human (lol) was impossible to see. There were boxes stacked around so I couldn't really gain access to walk around to check if there really was someone in there. (Fwiw I suspect they have a cat and the cat was hidden in the room, long story but I'm almost sure this is the case).
Anyways other then that, the house was pretty unkept, gardens not maintained at all (got another excuse for that as well).
So above all, I'm just wondering whether there is a minimum set of rules that apply for how they need to prepare the property for an inspection.
I have been a tenant too (6 months ago) and we had a list of expectations emailed to us to tell us what we were required to do.
I'm very unhappy at the state of the property and I just want to know what my rights are.
I have googled but can only find tenants rights, not landlords rights.
Pls don't quote I will delete later.