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    Hi all

    We had a tenant move out of a property a few weeks back, but because of the location of it the LL didn't want to be there for the checking out, so I arranged for the T to give her guarantor the keys and then I met him at the property yesterday.

    Well OMG is all I can say on the state of the property, her kids have written on the walls and ceilings and the smell of the place nearly made me gag. Both T and Guarantor know that they won't be seeing much (if any) of the deposit as the whole house needs to be repainted from top to bottom.

    Anyway my question is, the house was brand new when the T moved in 2 years ago and she paid for a carpet to be laid throughout the place, however because of the condition of the carpet now (4 cats, 1 dog and 2 nappyless children) we will have to rip the carpet up and put down a new one. Now I know that we cannot charge for a new carpet, as there wasn't one when she moved in, but can we charge for the removal and disposal of the old carpet, plus the cleaning/fumigating of the floors underneath?
    I'm not a LA, I'm just some admin person that works for 3 LL who don't get on with each other and never respond to Tenants. All help is gratefully received and very appreciated.

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