Would you be annoyed over a poor'ish paint job?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Would you be annoyed over a poor'ish paint job?

    When we got our current home, the landlord was going to delay us moving in for 6 weeks as he wanted to paint the walls as the previous tenants had painted them black and grey (a very weird combination). We couldn't afford to wait as we were moving for new jobs which started the following week and it was 200 miles away. We struck a deal with the landlord that if he let us move in straight away, we would paint the walls a mutual colour and he agreed. We did all the painting but sadly no matter how many times we have tried, we've always gotten overlap onto the ceiling and when we repainted that we got overlap back onto the wall (despite using masking tape and a trim guard as the wall is quite bumpy) - We also got some overlap around the door frames and the mantelpiece. The previous tenants missed the door frames and mantelpiece but got a lot of splodges on the skirting board and on the actual fire surround from when they painted the mantelpiece.

    After 4 years it is time to move on as we are having to move for work again. On one hand he's going to have to spend time correcting our mistakes, which could mean it delays him putting the house back up for rent. But at the same time, he was going to do it anyway before we moved in. Plus with the work we've done, it's going to take him far less time to do just the edges as opposed to the whole house (which also would have saved him a load of money on paint!)

    So landlords, how would you feel about this?

    #2
    If I was silly enough to let a tenant paint, then I would expect exactly what you have done.

    Comment


      #3
      Personally i would realise that we did each other a favour and leave the decorating off any deposit deductions. Some landlords are utter pricks though and will try and get every single penny out of you where possible, including splodges on fireplaces etc.

      Comment


        #4
        Originally posted by MarkNGemma View Post
        We did all the painting but sadly no matter how many times we have tried, we've always gotten overlap onto the ceiling and when we repainted that we got overlap back onto the wall (despite using masking tape and a trim guard as the wall is quite bumpy)
        Paint walls the same colour as the ceiling.

        Or use an artist's paintbrush to finish the join.

        Paint guards, in my experience, are useless because paint gets on the underside (possibly capillary action, or similar)

        Comment


          #5
          A bad paint job would irk me, but whether or not I deducted from the deposit would depend on what standard was agreed. I would never agree for a tenant to decorate a property without the express condition that it be done to a professional standard.*

          Why don't you just pay for a pro for the day to finish your cutting in?

          * It's worth adding that I keep my properties in tip top modern condition (they are modern conversions within Victorian properties) so a bad paint job would be a significant detractor. Obviously, there are different standards of property which are hard to compare.
          Last edited by Hooper; 21-02-2020, 13:31 PM. Reason: to add clarification
          Assume I know nothing.

          Comment


            #6
            I would be annoyed if not done to a prof standard.

            Comment


              #7
              As a landlord I would be a bit annoyed but probably wouldn't deduct anything from your deposit.

              Comment


                #8
                I don't think Mark & Gemma are coming back, as they haven't been here since 8 minutes after orginal post.

                Comment

                Latest Activity

                Collapse

                • Reply to Lodger eviction
                  by Stew
                  Hi I would check your lodger agreement, even if this was a HMO I don't believe she would be entitled to sleep on the sofa. Personally I would class this as unreasonble unless she is ill and cannot climb the stairs but you mention it's a flat.

                  Getting the other documents sent to your partners...
                  09-04-2020, 22:54 PM
                • Lodger eviction
                  by 2Toasty
                  A lodger moved in to a spare room 2 months ago. I was going to be there 3/4 times a week. I live elsewhere. We share utility bills equally. What she didn't mention at the interview was that she is very asthmatic, convalescing from an op, and prone to chest infections. Aged 66, she is now on the very...
                  08-04-2020, 18:21 PM
                • Reply to Lodger eviction
                  by 2Toasty
                  Hi Stew Thanks for taking the time to answer, and all the other replies.

                  Yes it is my own place. Council tax paid by me, and all utilities in my name. Other statements go to my partner's place. She is not registered at my address with banks or anything else.

                  We have a...
                  09-04-2020, 22:07 PM
                • Reply to Changing AST from joint to single
                  by rupert206
                  Thanks for all the responses so far. Appreciated. So the tenant who is currently living at the property has asked me that she wants a new ast in sole name as she is no longer with partner.

                  Do i tell her that i need a written letter from her partner who is no longer at the property? Once...
                  09-04-2020, 21:54 PM
                • Changing AST from joint to single
                  by rupert206
                  Hi all,

                  I had a periodic AST with my tenants in a joint name. Recently the tenant has split up with her partner and has requested a new tenancy agreement to be drawn up in a single name.

                  Is this necessary or can the existing periodic agreement continue?

                  If it is...
                  09-04-2020, 17:46 PM
                • Reply to Lodger eviction
                  by Stew
                  Hi 2Toasty

                  So I noticed in your first post you wrote "I was going to be there 3/4 times a week", is this your own house that you bought and previously lived in full time and is the other place you stay a partners house and you have not legal ownership over it? - If this is the...
                  09-04-2020, 21:16 PM
                • Reply to Lodger eviction
                  by hamilton
                  No good deed goes unpunished!...
                  09-04-2020, 20:44 PM
                • Reply to Experiences with subletting?
                  by hamilton
                  Check that your landlord allows it. If so, you'd use a lodger agreement. That means you can ask the person to leave pretty easily if it goes bad. You can also take a deposit equal to a month's rent, and then use that if they miss a rental payment or cause any damage. It doesn't have to be protected....
                  09-04-2020, 20:43 PM
                • Experiences with subletting?
                  by girlfromsweden
                  Hi, due to the crisis, I was thinking of maybe renting the other room of my apartment.

                  Now I know that might be risky, mixing with other people during the pandemic, but I really need money, my company made cutbacks to our salaries and I have to pay my landlord.

                  However I have...
                  09-04-2020, 19:24 PM
                • Reply to Holding Deposit pre-C19
                  by KTC
                  Only if the landlord or letting agent give the person who paid the deposit a notice in writing within the period of 7 days beginning with the deadline for agreement explaining why the person who received it intends not to repay it.
                  09-04-2020, 20:32 PM
                Working...
                X