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Hi everyone - I have a question about my deposit being withheld by my former landlord and want to check what my options are.

 

I rented the property for about three years and during that time there was some small damage - particularly a small stain on the bedroom carpet, and three small (about the size of a 10p) burns on two panels of the wood laminate floor.

 

My landlord is trying to charge me to replace the entire bedroom carpet, and have the entire floor re-paneled which pretty much wipes out the entire deposit - she is also charging me for her time to take a few items to the dump and dry cleaning curtains - plus her time (@£20 ph) to do all this.

 

Here is a breakdown of her charges

 

6 miles @ 40p per mile (to dump and back three times!) £2.40

4 hours @ £20ph (going to dump, cleaning carpets, cleaning windows & frames) £80.00

Builder hanging the kitchen doors £30.00

New aqualoc floorboards – 18 packs @ £22.17 – Driftwood Oak £399.06

Beading around edge of floor – 10 packs @ £4.98 £49.80

Builder to relay laminate floor £500.00

Bedroom carpet (originally bought for £13 per meter) for 5m x 5m £312.00

Laying of carpet £100.00

Rental of “RugDoctor” £19.98

Chemicals for RugDoctor £14.98

Stain remover (unfortunately didn’t actually work) £3.98

Curtains dry-cleaned £50.00

Replacement of light bulbs £12.32

The burns are small and the stain is barely noticeable - I would have thought that most of this would appear under fair wear and tear, although I can't deny that they were both my fault.

 

Please help.

 

Thanks

 

Mike

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Hi ubya

 

Welcome to CAG

 

Some of the guys should respond shortly. It does look excessive. Are the replacements like for like?

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6 miles @ 40p per mile (to dump and back three times!) £2.40 - Acceptable

4 hours @ £20ph (going to dump, cleaning carpets, cleaning windows & frames) £80.00 Way OTT - £9 per hour.

Builder hanging the kitchen doors £30.00 Seems cheap - what happened with the doors?

New aqualoc floorboards – 18 packs @ £22.17 – Driftwood Oak £399.06 She cant charge full whack. How old was the floor?

Beading around edge of floor – 10 packs @ £4.98 £49.80 As above

Builder to relay laminate floor £500.00 LUDICROUS cost, how large was the area in question, and where did you live?

Bedroom carpet (originally bought for £13 per meter) for 5m x 5m £312.00 What does she mean by "originally bought"? Again, how old was the carpet?

Laying of carpet £100.00 Seems fair

Rental of “RugDoctor” £19.98 Seems fair

Chemicals for RugDoctor £14.98 Seems fair

Stain remover (unfortunately didn’t actually work) £3.98 Seems fair

Curtains dry-cleaned £50.00 Seems a tad pricey

Replacement of light bulbs £12.32 Explain?

 

Answers (and questions) above.

 

Burns and stains do not come under fair wear and tear, end of.

7 years in retail customer service

 

Expertise in letting and rental law for 6 years

 

By trade - I'm an IT engineer working in the housing sector.

 

Please note that any posts made by myself are for information only and should not and must not be taken as correct or factual. If in doubt, consult with a solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

 

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