10:27 AM, 21st March 2022, About 2 years ago 3
If a tenant leaves the property in a mess that requires cleaning and walls repainted, can you charge them rent whilst you get the flat ready for the next tenants?
The flat was redecorated and professionally cleaned before tenants moved in, and they’ve only been in the flat 1 year – contract says return flat in the same condition, also inventory shows before and after.
Also, ceramic hobs: I’ve had one in my flat for over 12 years, no issues. The above flat had a new one installed before tenants moved in – it’s now scratched to hell from woks being used or some other abrasive pans.
Can you charge for replacement?
Click here to view the full tenant Fees Ban guidance document.
What fees can I ask a tenant to pay?
You cannot require a tenant (or anyone acting on their behalf or guaranteeing their rent) to make certain payments in connection with a tenancy. You cannot require them to enter a contract with a third party or make a loan in connection with a tenancy.
The only payments you can charge in connection with a tenancy are:
If the fee you are charging is not on this list, it is a prohibited payment and you should not charge it. A prohibited payment is a payment outlawed under the ban.
Next ArticleIsn't it the same for Private Landlords?