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« on: April 10, 2020, 09:09:31 AM »

Hi,

Although it is stated on the tenancy agreement, I have never been given a inventory, and for my own peace of mind I have taken photos of everything. Where is do I stand in terms of landlord lying about the condition of the property such as having a broken tap in the utility room but not finding out about this until later on and then the landlord saying that it doesn't affect me. Also the kitchen hood not working without using a cocktail stick.
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 06:16:59 PM »

Hi,

Sorry this message appears to have been ignored.  Essentially the deposit money is yours and the burden of proof is on the landlord or agent if they want to deduct that money.

An inventory is a good way to show this as a 3rd party person carries out an inspection and on being sent to the tenant, the tenant has a period of time to check it and respond if they believe anything has not been noted.

So without sending the report to you, it will be harder for the landlord to prove any breakages during the tenancy.

My advice would be for you to write an email to the landlord or property manager detailing the defects you found on moving in with photos.  At the end of the tenancy if the landlord tries to deduct for any items you found then you can raise a deposit dispute showing these were present when you first moved in.

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