Unless a specific time for the notice is written in to the lease, it usually just says reasonable notice.
Reasonable doesn't usually mean last minute, or anytime they want, or without notice.
I would re-read your lease with a focus on that part.
Also, keep in mind that "all the time" may not be understood by the landlord or real estate professional.
You might suggest setting up a specific time each day when you would make the unit available to view.
That way you can know when, the landlord can be assured that the unit will look in reasonable condition, and you can avoid "all the time" showings.
(Please note: when you choose an answer as a Best Answer, or at least give a thumbs up, it helps those who answer questions here.)
The Standard MAR/GBREB Lease Agreement gives Owners/Landlords the right to show (or have their Agents show) their units to contractors, appraisers or prospective renters with reasonable notice.
The MA Consumer Affairs website also offers guidelines where Landlords should use reasonable efforts, including notice and minimal disturbance to a Tenants before showings.
Bottom line, the Landlord has rights, but so do the Tenants. Strong communication between the parties can make this transition a bit easier.
Keep in mind that when a unit shows well and is kept clean & tidy, it will rent much quicker and Tenants will be disturbed much less frequently.
Norman D. Hodson
Direct Line: 617-861-3630
Direct Fax: 617-294-4396
Keller Williams Realty
BOSTON â€“ METRO
607 Boylston Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA. 02116
Office: 617-542-0012 â€¢ Fax: 617-542-0016