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    End of tenancy fumigation

    I have just had the pre check for when I move out and the Letting agency rep says its now law that because I have a cat I have to get the house professionally fumigated and they charge about £200!

    is this actually true that it is now law?

    #2
    Tell them I'll donate £25 to an agreed Cat charity if they can name the law & section thereof.

    Nonsense!
    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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      #3
      Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
      Tell them I'll donate £25 to an agreed Cat charity if they can name the law & section thereof.

      Nonsense!
      I will ask them

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        #4
        Cheeky buggers! What artful said

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          #5
          Did the landlord know you had a cat when they let the property to you?
          When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
          Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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            #6
            Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
            Did the landlord know you had a cat when they let the property to you?
            I had ferrets then and nothing was said, when I asked about a cat last year(been in the house for almost 8 years) they said I would have to pay an extra deposit but they never billed me for it

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              #7
              Not the law but how many fleas, cat hairs and cat germs and toxoplasmosis bugs were there when you moved in?
              You need to return the property minus these additions.

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                #8
                no cat fleas and hairs but there was dog hairs and fleas!

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                  #9
                  My local council offers pretty cheap pest control, discounted for tenants. ( around £45) get the place clean, get the council in to spray for fleas and get a certificate and then ask for full deposit back

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                    #10
                    And if they don't agree very soon start a deposit dispute with whichever deposit scheme yours is with
                    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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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Sparkz View Post
                      I had ferrets then and nothing was said, when I asked about a cat last year(been in the house for almost 8 years) they said I would have to pay an extra deposit but they never billed me for it
                      In which case, any animal detritus is probably covered by fair wear and tear.

                      As long as the cat hasn't actually damaged anything, cats are cats and when you accept them you accept their invariable companions.
                      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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