carpets replaced by tenant , but may be inferior to original

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    carpets replaced by tenant , but may be inferior to original

    Good morning,
    My tenant is due to leave the property by Oct 5th, and has played silly buggers with the notice period, but i am willing to be ok with that.

    However I suspect they are changing some carpets due to dog damage , before the house is vacated.. What can i do if I find , after the check out report has been done, that I find these inferior to the original ones that where in the house, when he started renting?

    #2
    How long have they been there?

    Unless the new carpet is somehow complete garbage, you'll surely be in a better position than the equivalent claim of costs-less-fair-use-over-time

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      #3
      Lesney Park is spot on. Depending how long they have been there would make a difference on how much you can claim against their deposit. If they have been in 10 years and replacing your carpet then I would wish them all the best. If 6 months then maybe have some concerns.

      Would love to know how you can tell an 'inferior' carpet. Unless its foam backed I suppose?? not being a carpet expert myself I would find it very difficult.

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        #4
        They have been there for 3 years, the carpet I left behind was wool Berber, the same carpet running right through the house, upstairs and downstairs. mismatch if a different quality and shade of beige , I think will stick out like a sore thumb. This is my own home I am going back to.

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          #5
          Originally posted by susan mountain View Post
          They have been there for 3 years, the carpet I left behind was wool Berber, the same carpet running right through the house, upstairs and downstairs. mismatch if a different quality and shade of beige , I think will stick out like a sore thumb. This is my own home I am going back to.
          and how old is the carpet?

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            #6
            Originally posted by susan mountain View Post
            This is my own home I am going back to.
            And therein lies the real problem. Whether you like it or not, you're running a business and you need to act accordingly.

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              #7
              Originally posted by susan mountain View Post
              Good morning,
              My tenant is due to leave the property by Oct 5th, and ................
              Why Oct 5th? Valid tenant notice, or perhaps court order then bailiffs 5thOct, please??

              Wool beige carpet for a tenanted house?? I wouldn't...

              IMHO (and others more qualified than me..) whilst there's a tenancy, even if rent's not being paid, the rented property is tenant's home, tenant's property, not landlords.

              See...
              https://landlordlawblog.co.uk/2010/0...its-still-his/


              Best wishes to all
              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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                #8
                Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
                Wool beige carpet for a tenanted house?? I wouldn't...
                I understand why the carpet is of this high quality (your own home) but as said, for a tenanted house this was a mistake. There is good reason why BTL properties are not of the same quality as those owned ones. I would let it go if the carpet which is there is of normal quality, i feel it will be a fruitless battle.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Hudson01 View Post

                  I understand why the carpet is of this high quality (your own home) but as said, for a tenanted house this was a mistake. There is good reason why BTL properties are not of the same quality as those owned ones. I would let it go if the carpet which is there is of normal quality, i feel it will be a fruitless battle.
                  Yes I think I need to let this go

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                    #10
                    I agree that is helpful to expect everything might get trashed but I'm not sure that that extends to writing off quality items just because it is a letting property. Some people want better quality fixtures and fittings and they rent homes accordingly. The responsibility is consequently greater. If there is a big quality disparity I think it would be fair to refuse to accept the replacement, although this would not mean you should be compensated for the full cost of a new berber. If they broke your Miele oven and replaced it with a Beko, that would not be acceptable. It seems well intentioned but at the same time daft not to have consulted you on the replacement.

                    That said, if they've been otherwise good tenants for three years and you can let it go, it will probably save a lot of grief!
                    Assume I know nothing.

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