The situation is that my father has a few rental properties, so obviously has a few trusted workmen to come and do the maintenance.
He had a job today (replacing joists and floorboards). He was able to get his favoured chippy in, a family friend with 30 years experience as a qualified carpenter.
As soon as the carpenter arrived the tenant started taking photos, and continued to do so the whole day. He was continually sat in a chair watching every step taken, often interrupting to take more photos.
The carpenter (God bless him) held his tongue all day and finished the job (from my untrained eye) to a very professional standard.
Incidentally, the tenant has been there a while, always pays rent on time and is generally a perfect tenant.
My question is, is it legal or even ethical for a worker to be photographed and scrutinised in this way by a tenant in a private property?