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    Default Are they breaking the law - real estate want inspection to go ahead.

    I have a rental inspection in a few weeks. It's going ahead with real estate agent and the two owners present at the inspection.

    I want to be present.

    If social distancing is practised, is it still ok or they breaking the law?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherryblossomgirl View Post
    I have a rental inspection in a few weeks. It's going ahead with real estate agent and the two owners present at the inspection.

    I want to be present.

    If social distancing is practised, is it still ok or they breaking the law?
    What State are you in? It may differ from State to State.

    Regardless it sounds very irresponsible on their behalf to be pushing it at this time.

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    Irresponsibe, yes. Whether illegal depends on the State.

    The two owners probably shouldn't be coming, but it's probably ok for the real estate agent is my initial thought.

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    It would breach the rules about more than 2 people gathering. At most the agent could come but that’s it.

    Our agent is doing FaceTime or similar inspections. They ring the tenants and then get a tour of the property. As owners we can join the call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum-I-Am View Post
    It would breach the rules about more than 2 people gathering. At most the agent could come but that’s it.

    Our agent is doing FaceTime or similar inspections. They ring the tenants and then get a tour of the property. As owners we can join the call.
    The rule of 2 people is for non-essential gatherings. The real estate would argue that they are working and therefore it can be done. Everyone should be social distancing and practicing good hygiene.

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    I cant see how it is legal. You cant gather in groups of more than 2 people unless you all live in the same household.

    If they do try and do it, and you are there, then you are breaking the law too. I'd wait until they are all there, go outside, sit in your car and call the police. Then they will all be fined on the spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummamania View Post
    I cant see how it is legal. You cant gather in groups of more than 2 people unless you all live in the same household.

    If they do try and do it, and you are there, then you are breaking the law too. I'd wait until they are all there, go outside, sit in your car and call the police. Then they will all be fined on the spot.
    This is just not true. This is not a social gathering, the real estate and owners are working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-DJ Nette View Post
    The rule of 2 people is for non-essential gatherings. The real estate would argue that they are working and therefore it can be done. Everyone should be social distancing and practicing good hygiene.
    Sure they could argue their attendance is essential but the owners being there is not.

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    Default Are they breaking the law - real estate want inspection to go ahead.

    Legally, they can do the inspection if you let them, legally they do NOT have to have the 2 owners present so if it is a worry to you I would either say a) you’d prefer to postpone it until after the social distancing rules are not in force or b) yes you can do the inspection but you will only allow 1 other person to come into the property (as per social distancing regulations ) and you nominate the agent

    A routine inspection in this climate is not considered essential but “technically” it is required by law so as long as you let them in eventually - we have postponed all non essential routines for 12 weeks and are only doing on site in going reports and outgoing bond inspections and major repair inspections, everything else can be FaceTimed or postponed - OP no tenancy tribunal will force you to allow an routine inspection at this time

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