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    Tenant Damage

    Tenant has screwed bits of carpet on the stairs to "protect the carpet". You can imagine the inevitable! He also has an anger problem and has punched several holes in one door on the landing. I am arranging quotes for replacement carpet but obviously they will not match the rest of the house. I will also have a new door fitted but it will not match the rest of the doors. Where do I stand? Can I replace all carpets? Can I replace all doors?

    #2
    I would say no, you can only replace what has actually been damaged.
    I offer my advice freely, but I am not an expert, solicitor or judge. It is simply my experience of being a landlord and what I have learnt along the way. I make no warranty for my opinion.

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      #3
      You can replace the door & have it painted at is cost.

      You can have the individual carpet replaced but only reclaim the cost less fair wear & tear.

      Personally I would not deal with either of these until the tenant leaves - there is no statutory obligation.

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        #4
        I agree with Snorkerz.

        If you repair them now the T might just punch them in again. My T did this. So I put filler in the door to get rid of the rough bits around the hole. But next time this happens I think I'll just patch with a piece of wood. It'll be quicker to just screw on a patch than use filler.

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          #5
          Any reason you're not evicting him?? I'd deport this sort, regardless of where they are born,,,,
          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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