Hi. I just learned that the apartment which I have been renting for over a year will be sold. I have a month notice which I will receive as soon as they have a new owner. The landlord asked me to vacate the flat (leave the flat physically and stay away) during his appointments with the agent and potential buyers. There will be multiple appointments - for taking photographs of the flat and the subsequent viewing with potential buyers - during which, according t him, I cannot be present in the flat. While the decision about the selling came unexpectedly, and I was misguided when I moved in (they assured me that this is long let when in fact they were planing to leave this spring all the way through) I do not want to stand in the way, However, I do feel that asking me to leave the flat I am paying for (in central London, meaning quite a great sum of money), even for few hours of the viewing or photographing, is neither nice nor legal. Can a landlord ask his tenant to stay away from a property she/he is renting? Does it not breach the right to privacy and undisturbed living?
I would be grateful for any advice you might have. Many thanks!