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  • Surrey
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    Behave, you lot!

    BTW, you would only be able to use Skegland's formula where (b) is the time the carpets are renewed, not necessarily when the carpets got burnt. If they burnt the carpets when they (the carpets, silly!) were 2 years old and left the property when the carpets were 3 years old, having lived with burnt carpets for a year, then the example works as follows:

    a) Cost of carpet = £500

    b1) Actual age of existing carpet/item when the damage was incurred = 2 years

    b2) Actual age of existing carpet/item at the end of the tenancy = 2 years

    c) Average useful lifespan of carpet/ item = 10 years

    d) Residual lifespan of carpet/ item calculated as c) less b2)= 7 years

    e) Depreciation of value rate calculated as a) divided by c) = £50 a year

    f) Reasonable apportionment cost to tenant calculated as d) times e) = £350

    So you can see that the time when the damage occurred is actually irrelevant, it's when you replace the item that counts. And if you change the condition of items on the inventory DURING a tenancy, try to write to the tenants with details of any change. A change may be an improvement like replacing a carpet or damage you caused like scratching a door when installing a lock.

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  • jeffrey
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    ...and didn't Little Richard have Great Balls of Fire? Goodness, gracious- it sounds painful.

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by Stel View Post
    Smoke on the water Deep Purple Please!
    Fog/Smoke on the Tyne/Water; whatever!

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  • Stel
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    Smoke on the water Deep Purple Please!

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by Skengland View Post
    ARLA recommends (sp??)
    Yes. Think "command", from same root- one c, two m.

    Originally posted by Skengland View Post

    Burn baby burn, Disco inferno (sorry couldn't resist, I blame Jeffrey)
    Yes.
    Crazy World of Arthur Brown: Fire, I'll teach you to burn.
    Bangles: Eternal flame.
    Lindisfarne: Smoke on the Water.

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  • Skengland
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    ARLA recommends (sp??):

    a) Cost of carpet = £500

    b) Actual age of existing carpet/item = 2 years

    c) Average useful lifespan of carpet/ item = 10 years

    d) Residual lifespan of carpet/ item calculated as c) less b)= 8 years

    e) Depreciation of value rate calculated as a) divided by c) = £50 a year

    f) Reasonable apportionment cost to tenant calculated as d) times e) = £400

    Burn baby burn, Disco inferno (sorry couldn't resist, I blame Jeffrey)

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  • jeffrey
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    After all, it's Burns night...

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  • Surrey
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    And if they're in the habit of damaging carpets, then leave them with the burns - who's to say they won't just damage the new ones?

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  • billmccallum
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    carpets

    If the tenants are staying, why change the carpets??? If they were happy to cause the damage and live with it, why not let them.

    As for wear & tear, you have said that you are depreciating, so that will give you the starting point to work out the current value, if you are depreciating at 20% for 5 years then after two years they will be worth 60% of the original cost. e.g £1000 now worth £600

    If you decide to buy new carpets which cost more than the original £1000then you cant expect them to pay for the extra cost, that would come later if they caused more damage.

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  • Ericthelobster
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    (If staying) Tell T re the cost and ask whether he/she is content to leave damaged carpet in place (whilst T acknowledges respopnsibility for damage and that replacement cost will ultimately be deducted from deposit after a reasonable allowance for wear and tear).
    And in fact you can point out to T that the longer they stay, the less it will actually cost them... if they stayed in the property for as long as the effective lifetime of the original carpet, it wouldn't cost them anything at all.

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by Stel View Post
    Jeffrey a full explanation........
    http://www.shishapipe.net/
    Aha, the happy hookah...

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  • Stel
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    Jeffrey a full explanation........
    http://www.shishapipe.net/

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by WILLOMAX View Post
    Apparently it is a 'Shisha'
    So why does Oxford English Dictionary website deny all knowledge of such a word?

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  • WILLOMAX
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    Thank you for your wise words!

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  • pcwilkins
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    Originally posted by WILLOMAX View Post
    In your experience is 10% per year for wear and tear acceptable?
    If you would normally expect a carpet to last 10 years, then 10% is exactly right. If you expect a carpet to last 50 years, then it would be 2%.

    Peter

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