Just because the landlord wants to sell the property, doesn't mean that you have to move out. Landlords are obligated to offer you a renewal lease. Read the Truth in Renting brochure. I assume you WANT to move out?
I think the best approach is for both you and your landlord to work together, be reasonable and understanding of each others interests. Personally, I think it's reasonable for a landlord to have a lockbox for showings. I don't think it's reasonable for a tenant to ask for 24 hours notice on showings. If there are unique circumstances, then they should be discussed and worked out ahead of time.
Don't forget, if you're going to buy, you've got like a month to still get the $8000 tax credit.
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Whether or not you have a lease, you should talk to your landlord regarding your concern about a lockbox. You can offer to have the house ready for a showing of the home with reasonable advance notice, normally 24 hrs notice. Your landlord could meet a Realtor at your home to let the Realtor inside. If you have a lease, there should be a provision for this situation. If you don't have a lease & the landlord is not reasonable, then you should talk to an Attorney who handles Residential Real Estate matters.
Thanks for your question.
Yes, the owner can sell and prepare the house to be shown and that includes a lockbox for easy access to the house. However, as a tenant you have rights described in the lease that you signed that the landlord has to give you advance notice should the house sells and any showings prior to that. You need to talk to your Landlord after you read in detail the section related to the sale of the home you are renting. All detail should be there.
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Oh, well! It is going to be some uncomfortable time for you, and you don't feel like someone will be in your home while you are away, yes, you can tell your landlord, that you don't want lockbox being at the house, but on another hand you have to cooperate with any Realtor who wants to show the house and be home for all appointments.