17:23 PM, 11th July 2014, About 10 years ago 13
Hello Fellow Landlords
I have a tenant for over 4 years. He is a single dad with three teenage boys and has been a good paying tenant however; he has the house in a absolute tip.
He has requested three times for me to replace the existing kitchen and I have ignored his plea, so the question is, do I replace the existing kitchen costing about £3,500 (its a fairly large kitchen) or do I give him notice to vacate due to the state of the house?
I have told him on previous occasions that the house is untidy, but his reply was that his boys are very untidy and always having their friends in the house, he finds it difficult to keep on top of cleaning.
I would like to add that normally I would have a new kitchen but I am afraid that the money I will be spending will be wasted by the time he is ready to leave, and I would need to spend a further XXXX amount on the kitchen for the next tenant.
I’d appreciate your thoughts