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    I'm fuming!

    Just got to vent here!

    I've just got a text from the tenant to say that the (newly decorated and cleaned house) took him a week to clean to a reasonable standard and can I refund him a week's rent!

    That house is spotless!

    They only got the tenancy 10 days ago. I see trouble ahead

    I said no.

    Thanks for reading this. I feel so mad I could thump somebody grrrrrr.

    #2
    Maybe he's OCD. And at the end of the tenancy, you'll get back the cleanest house you've ever seen.

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      #3
      Mmmm I see trouble ahead too. Nit picking type who will want constant attention and money refunds. They are a breed apart.

      Hope he is a lodger and not on an AST.



      Freedom at the point of zero............

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        #4
        Originally posted by Mrs Mug View Post
        Maybe he's OCD. And at the end of the tenancy, you'll get back the cleanest house you've ever seen.
        She said she's OCD

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          #5
          When anyone tries that on with me BG, I point out that the place is exactly as they saw it (and accepted) at the viewing.

          I'm sure you didn't show it in a dirty state, did you?

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            #6
            Originally posted by Interlaken View Post
            Mmmm I see trouble ahead too. Nit picking type who will want constant attention and money refunds. They are a breed apart.

            Hope he is a lodger and not on an AST.
            It's a 6 months AST. They've only been in 10 days. They couldn't work the electric shower - it's a Triton and easy to use. I think they'd been turning the temperature dial up and down without giving the water time to run through the hose.They couldn't get hot water from the bath tap. I had to show them that if they put the tap on full blast the water doesn't get time to heat up and that they should have it not on full blast. They are English adults. How could they get to adulthood without being able to work a hot tap or shower? Beats me!

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              #7
              Originally posted by Berlingogirl View Post
              How could they get to adulthood without being able to work a hot tap or shower? Beats me!
              Do you have a combi boiler? Are they used to hot water from a cylinder?

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                #8
                Originally posted by Berlingogirl View Post
                How could they get to adulthood without being able to work a hot tap or shower?
                They are probably used to systems where the hot water is stored in a tank and it does not matter if the tap is on full blast. You are under "the curse of knowledge" and assume that what you know is obvious. It is a bit like when the IT experts used to say: "I thought everyone knew you had to click on START to turn your computer off."

                As to the state of cleanliness, they probably very reasonably feel that the property should have been as clean as they were required to leave their last let!

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                  #9
                  Next will be a list of urgent trivial repairs and requests for improvements.

                  Originally posted by Mrs Mug View Post
                  And at the end of the tenancy, you'll get back the cleanest house you've ever seen.
                  You won't.
                  -Justified by "it's cleaner than when we moved in" (it hardly ever is).

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by boletus View Post
                    ..............-Justified by "it's cleaner than when we moved in" (it hardly ever is).
                    It happened to me, once!
                    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by boletus View Post
                      "it's cleaner than when we moved in" (it hardly ever is).

                      Had that... No response back when I pointed out that when they moved in there werent bags of food tucked (hidden) into the corners above the cupboards.

                      Jerks. Long gone thankfully.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by boletus View Post
                        Next will be a list of urgent trivial repairs and requests for improvements..
                        My thoughts exactly. Also a week's rent sounds excessive. I'm also wondering if they might be a bit short of money.



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                          #13
                          My inventory records the state of cleanliness, eg cleaned to a professional standard immediately prior to the start of the tenancy, and they sign it. If you don't have the same you might want to consider this.

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                            #14
                            I would go to the house (giving the usual notice of course) and ask them to show you exactly where It was they cleaned and what wasn't up to scratch. A face to face meeting usually makes most people back down if they are taking the p...

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                              When anyone tries that on with me BG, I point out that the place is exactly as they saw it (and accepted) at the viewing.

                              I'm sure you didn't show it in a dirty state, did you?
                              They have an inventory which they haven't signed and returned, and probably wont because they say they'll do it when they've got time. the property was all nice and clean with new carpet/vinyl in two bedrooms, bathroom, toilet and kitchen, all the woodwork freshly glossed. The main bedroom and living room were newly wallpapered. It was spotless.

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