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    • mr120
    • By mr120 10th Aug 18, 1:31 PM
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    mr120
    End of Tenancy - 1800 bill.. please provide advice?
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    • 10th Aug 18, 1:31 PM
    End of Tenancy - 1800 bill.. please provide advice? 10th Aug 18 at 1:31 PM
    Hello,
    We ended a 5 year tenancy with a large bill after never missing payments and spending 500 on cleaning!


    - We singed a small mark on a carpet, we will happily help pay for replacement, but he is saying we can claim no deduction for wear and tear (5 year tenancy), is this true?
    - He says the tiler says the tile cant be replaced on its own and needs to be all replaced, we small scratched one black floor tile (not crack) - these are real tiles with groute between them, can he ask for us to pay for everything to be retiled?
    - The paint is a single coat white unwashable, I am ok to help pay to repaint, but is 400 for a 2.3m x 2.6m room not high? and should we be paying 50%..?
    - He says we need to replace 3 'standard' bulbs with 'kitchin/bathroom' grade bulbs? they are LED spotlights.. is there such a thing as kitchin grade bulbs?
    - The vent fell down, its a vent cover not a machine, just needs gluing up, is 150 normal?
    - The door to a patio is warped, so is stiff to open, he claims we must have slammed it - we never opened the door as it opens onto a main road and has spiders outside (arachnaphob). The checkout says they dont know how it could have happened. What can we do about this, anything?

    Carpets 750 (actual quote for 2 rooms) speak to the checkout people or small claims that due to the burns etc a wear tear deduction will not apply as we are now forced to replace this carpet -rather than keep it which was our intention
    Tiling 400 less 25% wear & tear = 300
    Door 250
    Painting 400 less 50% 200
    Lights 3 replacements 75
    Kitchen Vent 150
    Last edited by mr120; 10-08-2018 at 1:36 PM.
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    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 12th Aug 18, 7:06 PM
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    Pixie5740
    I take it you have read the information in the link given in post #7. It explains betterment. Do you think the definition of betterment has somehow changed since you last posted?

    Why would you need to get quotes when the onus is on the landlord to prove the deductions are reasonable?
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 12th Aug 18, 8:04 PM
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    Is there a reason why you're still communicating rather than submitting your claim to the deposit scheme?
    • mr120
    • By mr120 12th Aug 18, 8:29 PM
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    mr120
    He still hasn't finalised his bill, so can't dispute it yet :S. As soon as he does we will, or am I missing something can I just go and say his estimates via email so far are not agreeable and start the dispute?

    Thanks
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 12th Aug 18, 8:46 PM
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    Red-Squirrel
    He still hasn't finalised his bill, so can't dispute it yet :S. As soon as he does we will, or am I missing something can I just go and say his estimates via email so far are not agreeable and start the dispute?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by mr120
    You can just go to the scheme first and claim your full deposit back.

    Stop fannying about you're never going to get anywhere dealing with this joker direct.
    • diggingdude
    • By diggingdude 12th Aug 18, 9:17 PM
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    diggingdude
    Remember to make and shame this chancer on relevant social media when you win your claim
    House Deposit - Target 20000 April 2019
    Current Savings - 10225 13121.22 14621.22 16021 17296
    • franklee
    • By franklee 12th Aug 18, 10:22 PM
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    franklee
    I would use the information and arguments from these links to dispute his figures with the landlord initially then raised as a dispute with the scheme the deposit is protected in.

    http://www.propertymark.co.uk/advice-and-guides/landlords/fair-wear-and-tear.aspx

    https://www.tenancydepositscheme.com/resources/files/Product%20Lifespans%20Guide_DIGITAL.PDF

    https://www.mydeposits.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/A-Guide-to-Deposits-Disputes-and-Damages.pdf

    If your deposit isn't in one of the above two schemes then also look at the guides of the one it's in. The guides will all be similar but it may have more impact if you quote the scheme he has used as that's how the arbiters will see things. The guides should be on their website.
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