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    Interesting end to tenancy!

    I've recently had some tenants move out, having been in my property for about 8 years. They've been model tenants in every way; consequently I always kept the rent at the low side of average as I wanted to retain them; and I think I've always been responsive and prompt when it came to sorting out any issues.

    Anyway, I went round to collect the keys and do the checkout inventory with them, and was quite touched to be presented with a rather nice bottle of single malt - that's a new one on me! I had a quick look round, and could see the place was in good condition although clearly it certainly hadn't been properly cleaned. In view of the considerable sum they've paid me over the years, and the whisky, I just went ahead and refunded their deposit in full.

    By the time I had finished sorting the place out properly to relet it, I'd ended up paying for a full deep clean, hire of a carpet cleaner, replacement of several expensive dead LED strip lamps, spent a lot of time stripping out an entire carfull of ivy from the back yard, and various other jobs which probably generated a fortnight's void; it occurred to the cynical side of me that a £35 bottle of whisky was actually quite a clever way for them to avoid a lot of costs and/or aggravation!

    Anyway, what's done is done now, and as I say I'm not fussed as I made a lot of money from them over the years.

    And I don't even like whisky!

    For them living there 8 years, that doesn't sound like a bad amount of work. Actually sounds quite good.


      I've had to do more cleaning than that following the departure of some Airbnb "guests" who stayed three weeks!


        I would gladly spend couple of hundreds of pounds cleaning redecorating after an 8 year tenant.

        Usually after 4-5 years you would need to redecorate the whole place due to wear and tear anyways!


          I'm still finding curry grease in the flat I got back a year ago.


            Originally posted by Ericthelobster View Post
            replacement of several expensive dead LED strip lamps
            Is that tenant's fault?

            I always do a pre-departure check asap after notice is given to identify and agree what needs to be done before T leaves.


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