As a Tenant, should I have to pay?

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Bel View Post
    It's a poor do if you cannot control the heating as that is a major part of condensation control.

    On the other hand you had the mattress on the carpet. The mattress or carpet underneath might have got wet at some stage and the carpet festered. You would have noticed if there had been a problem with the carpet before you put down the mattress. you cannot prove the carpet is a direct result of the other damp issues. It's likely the carpet would still be intact if your mattress was not on the floor.

    You should not have to pay the full price of a new carpet though.
    Perhaps the carpet was already a little moist before me putting it down. I did moved the mattress more than once being there. The mould grew in 3 months as I didn't move it after then.

    The point is the landlords saw I had it on the floor each month and didn't inform me of the risk. If they had I would have propped the mattress up and aired it out and certainly tried to get myself a bed frame.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by MollyParker View Post

      The point is the landlords saw I had it on the floor each month and didn't inform me of the risk. If they had I would have propped the mattress up and aired it out and certainly tried to get myself a bed frame.
      Landlords cannot second guess everything that might happen or what the risks might have been.

      It's probably the first time for both of you. You have been unlucky. Nobody likes to have to pay out.

      No harm in negotiating down the amount if you get your facts right.

      He will probably tell the next person if the mattress is on the floor again though !
      All posts in good faith, but do not rely on them

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