Most rental agreements allow for entry for the purpose of showing the property to new prospective tenants. So what do you do if the tenant does not cooperate? Legally you can serve a 3-day notice to perform and force them to show. However, if they still do not cooperate then your legal recourse is to start an eviction. This might be the route that an attorney would recommend, but as a property manager, my recommendation is to wait until the tenant moves out to show. Yes, you do lose some marketing time, but I feel that the drawbacks exceed the benefits.
I could go into detail with the drawbacks, but I don’t want to write a book here–if you are interested in hearing more, just give me a call at American Heritage Properties.