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    So i went to the letting agents today and the person who deals with student affairs was insanely busy so they gave us a list of properties to rent and a leaflet about letting accommodation. On the leaflet is says to just turn up to the house and the current tennants would show us around. I feel like i would piss off the current tennants by viewing it this way.. Do the current tennants expect people to turn up to look around their house?
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    So i went to the letting agents today and the person who deals with student affairs was insanely busy so they gave us a list of properties to rent and a leaflet about letting accommodation. On the leaflet is says to just turn up to the house and the current tennants would show us around. I feel like i would piss off the current tennants by viewing it this way.. Do the current tennants expect people to turn up to look around their house?
    a good agency would show you around themselves, its not the students job. they should also get notice of when you are going to turn up. They really don't sound any good to me, sorry.
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    I would be extremely pissed off if I had random people turning up to see my house without at least 24 hours notice. It's a good way to tell a crap landlord/letting company actually.

    You now know they will have no respect for the 24 hour notice period if you take one of their properties.

    (also if, like in my house the rooms have locks, the students wouldnt be able to show you all of the house anyway if someone is out)
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    I agree, you cannot simply be expected to show up at someone's house and be offered a tour. If you have no way of contacting them I'd suggest you return to the agency and have them sort it, alternatively go to the houses and politely ask if you can return in a day or two and be shown around the house- provided it suits them
 
 
 
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