One of the most common reasons for landlords and tenants to fall out is over deposit disputes when a tenant has moved out of a rental property. The online letting agents at LetBritain can help you manage the tenant check out process when you choose to let online instead of going to a traditional high street letting agent.
We’ve created this landlord blog as a guide to helping you understand what is possible to claim from your tenant’s deposit and to help you avoid having a dispute with your tenant when they move out.
In essence, fair wear and tear is the amount of damage that is expected to naturally occur over the course of a tenancy, instead of being the result of the tenant neglecting or abusing the property.
Carpets – if the carpet has some areas of light wear or patches but hasn’t got holes or stains, typically after five years, this is considered reasonable wear and tear. Damage to carpets is usually in the form of stains, burns, rips or holes and damage caused by pets.
Many disputes between landlords and their tenants can easily be avoided if both parties are clear about what constitutes damage to a property caused by a tenant, and what is considered reasonable wear and tear resulting from the tenant’s occupancy of the property.
When you choose to let online through an online rental agent, like LetBritian, you can save yourself the potential for falling out with your tenant during the check-out process as we will handle this for you.
Landlords can reduce the impact of wear and tear on their properties by regularly carrying out maintenance checks and repairing anything that looks worn or damaged. This will help to keep their property in an overall good condition and is a great way of avoiding any grey areas that might crop up.
Online letting agents like LetBritain can help you manage your property investment, so you don’t have to worry about potentially having a dispute with your tenant during the checkout process. We offer landlords services such as routine inspections, property maintenance, tenant reference checks, rent split calculator, helping you work out what is a good rental yield and administrative assistance relating to a statutory periodic tenancy.
Find out more about our online rental agent’s landlord services today.