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« on: October 06, 2021, 05:31:49 PM »

Greetings all, so my Tennant who has been with me for two years and is a excellent tenant and is going to be with me for the forceable has asked if he can change the carpets in the house.
Obviously heíll be paying for everything.
Do I get a say in what colour? And what type etc.
 
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2021, 07:16:03 PM »

How does one get such a tenant? I think the most I have ever had paid for by a tenant is a shower head.You jammy bugger.Without wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth,it would be reasonable to ask him to show you a sample of what he intends.You could end up with purple and orange polka dots.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2021, 07:28:53 PM »

Thatís what I was thinking asking about what colour and type of carpet.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2021, 08:01:40 PM »

I would still be careful and definitely politely stipulate that it would have to be a certain type and colour since with the best intentions in the world, things could change and you don't want to be stuck with carpet that would put off potential new tenants.
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2021, 01:20:55 PM »

I would not overly worry about this, and I would resist the temptation to exert too much control. You say "foreseeable" (or tried to) but that could easily be long enough for a new carpet to fully depreciate anyway... so garish colours would not be an issue then. I don't know about anyone else... but I would at least think about offering the Tenant some assistance for the benefit of influence... maybe you could say something like if you get given a receipt that you can use for allowable expenses, somehow, you would be willing to make a contribution towards.

I am not an Accountant, obviously... but I do know an excellent Tenant who has been with you two years, is likely to be with you more years, and is even willing to replace carpeting... should be cherished and also supported.

This is probably why I am not a millionaire.
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