10:09 AM, 2nd June 2015, About 7 years ago 20
My tenants are claiming that their inventory isn’t invalid.
They have been in the property 2 years.
When they moved in a detailed inventory was done with pictures. As I did the inventory myself I also said they could go through the inventory and any thing they wanted to add I would be happy to discuss. They went through the inventory with a fine tooth comb and I agreed all the amendments they made. Even to the point where they crawled under a breakfast bar to see a couple of chips on the paintwork under the counter.
As they were not moving out, I did not do a new inventory for year 2 as I was planning on doing this at the end and allowing for fair wear and tear.
The tenancy is coming to an end and over the last few months they have started to just let the place go. One of the bathrooms is covered in black mould, there is mould in bedrooms, things are broken etc.
They are now claiming that they should have been given another inventory in year 2 so I cannot rely on the original inventory even though there was no break in the tenancy.
Is this correct?