Here in Florida is becoming the norm for landlords to add a clause on the contract saying that:
a) You must give written notice of your intentions to leave the premises 30 days prior.
b) Once you state your intent you must allow the landlord to show the property to future renters.
Somewhere in there they complicate it even more, to the point that they call you with just a few hours ahead and if you are not there, they will get in with their key. I always have a really big problem with that. This is *my* stuff in here. And renters are allowing people to see, not only the property, but also all the stuff I have in it. For me, is both a security and a privacy issue.
Anyway, is on the contracts everywhere you go now days, no easy way to fight it. Specially if you are still a renter and you might need to rent from that agency again in the future.
But this is so wrong and so unregulated, that IMHO some legislation must be passed about it. I wonder who I could write about this.
Anyway, that was my rant of the day.