I am at the last month of tenancy. My landlord has been arranging viewings at very short and inconvenient notice (and not particularly asking nicely for permission either, but mostly informing me of the fact they will be walking into the house at a certain time, just so I'm aware). Today it was 2.5 hours notice, and I only happened to see the message by chance.
I asked that from now on I expect the legal 24 hour notice for any future viewing requests. They replied simply to say:
as per your contract, the 24 hour notice rule does not apply in the last month of tenancy:
▪ To permit the Premises to be viewed at all reasonable times (including weekends) during the final month of theTenancy, following a prior request by the Agent, wishing to view the Premises with a prospective tenant.
Is this loophole legal under UK law? My own interpretation of the unqualified term "prior request" would be that the legality of the 24 hour rule is still implied, rather than overruled. Is the contract even valid on such a point?