Tenant wants to put in his own fitted carpet - does carpet remain in his ownership?

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    Tenant wants to put in his own fitted carpet - does carpet remain in his ownership?

    Grateful for advice on this question. I have a tenant lined up to arrive in June on an AST. The agency says he wants to install beige carpet (I don't know his reason, the existing blue looks fine to me). I said yes to the agency, but said that the tenant must pay for taking out the existing carpet and all the works.
    On reflection, wonder whether the carpet would actually stay their possession? If so, and if he leaves in 6 months or whenever, would he then be in his rights to keep the carpet, take the carpet up and leave me with no floor coverings?
    Thank you in advance.

    #2
    The carpet obviously belongs to the tenant, thus at the end of the tenancy, it should be made clear to him that he can either leave it or remove it and refit your original blue one leaving it in an identical state to that which it is now. Of course a beige carpet, particularly if plain may well require a lot more cleaning than your blue one. You are therefore entitled to require the tenant to refit your blue one at the end of the tenancy, storing it carefully until he leaves.

    P.P.
    Any information given in this post is based on my personal experience as a landlord, what I have learned from this and other boards and elsewhere. It is not to be relied on. Definitive advice is only available from a Solicitor or other appropriately qualified person.

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      #3
      unless it is rolled and stored perfectly your secondhand blue carpet will probably never go back down satisfactorily even if fitted by a professional carpet fitter.... so i would come to a written agreement about the new carpet once its down, and you can see what quality it is and how long it will last...

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        #4
        Or you can buy it at end of tenancy, it probably won't be a great deal of use to the tenant anyway.

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          #5
          The law relating to what fixtures a tenant can remove at the end of a tenancy can be complicated. The best way to deal with this is by prior agreement.

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            #6
            Dear all, thank you for your advice! I suppose carpet-fitting activities indicate he wants to stay for longer than 6 months...

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