15:07 PM, 12th July 2016, About 5 years ago 16
We moved into our current rental home in March 2014, but prior to that there were tenants in it for at least 2 years (possibly more). Our estate agent has not given us the exact age of the home, but we do remember her telling us during our preview that it was built around 2010 and this is the only carpet ever installed in it.
With that info, we have pets and there has been some damage to the carpet in a few areas of the house. I understand we will need to replace these areas, but I know there is a depreciated valued for the carpet that will come into how much we actually have to pay.
My husband requested a copy of the invoice from the company who installed the carpet and they don’t have any on file. He then asked the estate agent for the invoice who stated that she didn’t have any invoice and doesn’t keep records of this info. We taken every opportunity possible to find out the actual age of the carpet, don’t know the lifespan of the carpet, and don’t know the cost of the carpet when it was originally fitted.
We want to do the right thing with replacing, but if the carpet is old enough to be replaced, we don’t want to waste time and money either since it’s depreciated in value. Because of these factors, is there a law that landlords must follow or any regulation that states how often carpet should be replaced in rental homes?
Any other issues or suggestions to be advised of?
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