New EICR to cover any changes made by outgoing tenant?10:00 AM, 4th May 2021
About 2 weeks ago 95
Landlord Ian Holmes would like to know what you would do in this situation. Ian said ….
“In the last two days of a tenancy, the garden wall was knocked down.
I suspect this was done by the tenant’s removal company.
Does anyone know if I can retain some of the tenant’s deposit for this incident?
The tenancy commenced before the deposit protection service started.”
Some landlords would take the view that if the tenant has been there since before 2007 the landlord should just let this go.
On the other hand though, why should Ian be out of pocket, he didn’t knock the wall down.
But then again, if he can’t prove who did ……
What do you think Ian should do?
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