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  • LifeChanger
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    Every tenancy I have ever had has allowed me to redecorate but it has specified that I must leave the property as I found it. This has always been neutral colours. If not they usually have a right to redecorate the property back to how it was when you moved in and deduct it from your deposit. I have always rented privately.

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  • emil87b
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    The premission was something like:

    yes you can decorate but not in too dark colours.

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  • ScottishTenant
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    Doesn't the fact that permission to paint was obtained from the landlord mean that you don't have to put it back the way it was? Or at least that should have been a condition of the landlord's agreement (Yes you can paint it, but I would like it returned to the original colours when you leave. Yes you can paint it, but only in x, y and z neutral colours).

    If I had obtained permisson, I wouldn't be expecting to put it back unless that condition was specified at the time (or I'd gone crazy and painted it luminous orange or something).

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  • emil87b
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    Yes this is not really a win / win situation

    more problematic for me is storing my things somewhere for the night (furniture etc...)

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  • jpkeates
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    If the landlord agrees to that, the s21 notice will be invalid.
    You would also be liable for the next month's rent (and subsequent month's while the new notice runs down).

    Ideally the landlord should decline.
    You may need a B&B for a night.

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  • emil87b
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    Thanks
    theartfullodger

    I will ask landlord one more time on thursday if he's ok with me moving out on 17'th (when i'm about to move in to my new property) because i'm not looking forward to going on the street with kids for one night, nor spending money for storage and hotel.

    The tenancy start date was on 17th and end is on 16th

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  • theartfullodger
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    OK, thanks.

    Did your original tenancy have a start date of 16th of month & end date of 15th?? Is rent (according to tenancy agreement..) payable monthly??

    Was a deposit taken was it protected within 30 days of being paid & have you been served with something headed "prescribed information" ??

    Answer all these please & we might know if the notice is valid.

    Even if the notice is valid it does not end the tenancy nor require you the tenant to leave: It merely permits landlord, or expiry, to apply to the courts for possession (another couple of months..). So even if valid you have some negotiating power if, say, landlord thinks he NEEDS to move in October 20th (ie you can legally stop him, it would cost him a lot to find somewhere else, he might want to compromise on various matters...)

    Cheers!

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  • Hippogriff
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    Great. Your Landlord might be one of us.

    It's not me!

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  • emil87b
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    Link to the notiece i've recieved:

    https://db.tt/Ozo8KAsN

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  • Hippogriff
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    The Landlord is visiting on Thursday. Just ask the Landlord, not us. If you don't like what the Landlord says, come back to us and we'll try to help. If you like what the Landlord says you'll be well on with either painting or not painting.

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  • theartfullodger
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    Originally posted by emil87b View Post
    .... because i'm not able to contact LL directly, .....
    Yes you are: There must be (well, should be..***) and address for landlord "for the serving of notices" - which might be c/o agent. Write to him - keep copy! Or simply write to agent requiring his real name & address - if they don;t supply within 21 days it's a criminal offence. Or spend £3 with landregistry & see what name & address come up.. see...
    https://www.gov.uk/search-property-i...-land-registry

    *** Well, should be & if you don't have an address for landlord then no rent is due (but it all becomes due when you are given an address, which must be in England or Wales: His "real" address is his home, wherever in the world...

    I repeat, again, what sort of notice (s21, s8..) have you been served with - if any notice at all, please?

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  • Hippogriff
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    I didn't.

    I said don't do that.

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  • emil87b
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    don't know where you got the idea of someone being lazy here... i don't mind painting it back, thats why i asked the agency (first post) because i'm not able to contact LL directly, but when i've been told to do as contract states than i would like to interpretate it correctly, especially when LL agreed for painting in the first place. Thats where my question comes from.

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  • Hippogriff
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    Originally posted by emil87b View Post
    Should I repaint it back to how it was?
    Why this thread has gone onto 2 pages mystifies me. Don't make a decision yourself, don't try to interpret anything, don't attempt to justify current laziness with previous expense and effort you've incurred... ask the Landlord. If the Landlord is happy the way it is, then don't paint over it. If the Landlord wants it returning to its original condition, then do paint over it. If you agree with the Landlord's decision, great. If you don't agree with the Landlord's decision, start another thread.

    Job. Done.

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  • Ericthelobster
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    Originally posted by mariner View Post
    Were the rooms painted in the same pastel shades (blue, green, pink) when you moved in?
    If not, the LL can expect the property returned in original colours. There is no ambiguity in AST clause. Even though you have repainted with quality paint, is your workmanship up to standard? If not, LL can still claim cost for professional repaint.
    Asa others have said, see if LL likes your colours and standard of work before doing anything else. You never know, he may like it!
    Absolutely, the agreement is completely clear.

    The choices are either (1) you to repaint now in the original colours (and hope that the landlord agrees that your workmanship is good enough (or he would still be within his rights to charge you for another, professional repaint); or (2) do nothing, which is even more likely to make the landlord charge you for repainting; or (3) ask the landlord whether he's Ok with your colours and workmanship and hope the answer is yes. If he does want the original colours putting back, you can at least check with him that your brushwork is up to scratch or you could be wasting your time repainting now yourself.

    Bit of a red herring banging on about using 'quality paint' to be honest - it's the workmanship that will be far more significant to the landlord.

    Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
    I repeat, what sort of notice (s21, s8..) have you been served with - if any notice at all, please?
    As property mongrel said, I'm not sure why you're turning this into a 'how-to-delay-eviction' question - the OP hasn't asked about it; and for sure if (s)he antagonises the landlord by resisting, it's very likely that he'll be less amenable about the current state of the decor...

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