I let my property through a "so called" reputable LA, registered with ARLA. The Tenant has just moved out and the check-out inventory shows there is damage and marks to walls, marks and cigarette burns to carpets, furniture and curtains. Wooden worktops are burned, marked and have stickers on them.
- I am fully within my rights to have all these remedied and the funds taken from the Tenant's security deposit? If there's a shortfall do I have the right to ask for the extra funds from the Tenant?
The Property is non-smoking but the Tenant has obviously been smoking there so is in breach of the Tenancy Agreement.
- Should the LA have informed me of this breach before? They must have been aware of the Tenant's smoking if they inspected the Property.
- The two past six monthly inspections, the last one in January 2012, gave no indication of any wear, tear or damage. Do I have any claim agains the LA?
Any advice gratefully received.
By the way, my LA is in the UK and I live in Turkey