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I am an overseas landlord and have a property that needs minor fixes and gas safety certification. The tenant claims to be a busy person so he can not accompany(open the door) for our contractor to get those done.
However, he is willing to charge us £1000 for the time he accompanies(open the door) our contractor or make us agree to hold responsible for our contractor for any missing items and he will leave the keys with the concierge.
I trust the contractor, but since I can not be present, it would be his word against mine when something went missing. I can hire an agent to accompany our contractor, but I do not see any difference if the tenant accuses our contractor of stealing.
Any advice or experience would greatly be appreciated.
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