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23-04-2006, 12:34 PM
I want let my property out unfurnished (1 bed house with fitted kitchen and bath room), but prefer not to supply appliances except the built in electric cooker.
I this ok? I rather let the tenants supply their own washing machine, fridge and freezer as it minimises breakdowns/damages unecessary call outs for plumbers/electricians etc.
23-04-2006, 12:39 PM
I want let my property out unfurnished (1 bed house with fitted kitchen and bath room), but prefer not to supply appliances except the built in electric cooker.Absolutely - it's very commonly done this way. Known as "Part-furnished": look for all the ads in the paper or estate agency window.
23-04-2006, 16:30 PM
I never supply white goods - there is, in my area no difference in the rent and they make you liable for more hassle and repair costs. Tenants seem quite happy to find their own.
23-04-2006, 20:37 PM
I knew I had fogot somthing, do I have to supply carpets? I have floor finishes in the kitchen and bathroom, but I have found that in the rest of the area carpets always get worn,burnt due to cigerrettes. This is what happened to me after I had a new carpet fitted 1 year ago, it now has burnt holes in them.
23-04-2006, 21:03 PM
You don't have to but I cant see many tenants being willing to take on the cost of carpeting a house when they only have a short term contract, what could they do with them after?
23-04-2006, 21:45 PM
Yes, must admit when I replied earlier that I'd assumed you meant carpets would be included (probably curtains/blinds too, but that's less of a given). Without carpets, that would definitely be totally "unfurnished" - very unusual on an AST for the reasons Energise says.
By the way, cigarette damage on a new carpet would definitely warrant a deduction from the tenant's deposit - no reason for the LL to be out of pocket over something like that.
24-04-2006, 19:46 PM
It will be a one year min AST, so I will remove the white goods-thats just fridge,freezer and washing machine.
But I will keep all floor finishes.
Regarding the carpets- well my agent says its ware and tare.
I will be looking for a new agent no that the property is vacant, but tenant owes final month rent + extra 2 weeks over stay + a bounced cheque payment, all of this exceeds the deposit held.As the tenant claims havew no money, I would be better off keeping the deposit.
I will have to let go on the carpet damage, + the smashed drawer on the dressing table (which I have thrown all away now) and the small holes made in the new upvc d/glazed window so they can hang inner curtain/blinds.
And kitchen door which had some impact damage.
I was going to make a claim for the above but would know what to charge for various small damages.
This is why I only want supply minimum unfurnished.
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