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Old Oct 21st 2019, 7:59 am
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Folks, i have a quick question. When you hand back an apartment (after leasing it) are there any hard and fast rules about what is considered 'general wear and tear' vs making out it's the tenant's liability?
The reason I'm asking this is because i have just recently moved apartments and i will be handing back the previous apartment fairly shortly. It's in immaculate condition because i've had it completely repainted and cleaned after i moved out. However in the bathroom, due to whatever wall paint/paper was used some of the stuff has peeled off (due to the steam) and i am now a little paranoid that the agent will want me to pay the cost for getting this repaired. I would consider this general wear and tear. I moved into the apartment when it was brand new.
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Dont worry about it.

Ive never had to pay leaving an apartment (although you seem to be more experienced in it after 11 moves!).

If the bathroom is in the back of the apartment then remove the light bulb and say its blown or put a pot to hide the peeling.
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Its a tricky one. Some are decent and some are nazis. I chatted the lady up who did my last place and all she charged me for was 50 dibs as they had to change the lock barrel as I only had one key. I'd suggest sticking the peely bits down with some prittstick or as UKCG says hiding it or removing the bulb. All is fair in love and flat inspections.
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Dont worry about it.

Ive never had to pay leaving an apartment (although you seem to be more experienced in it after 11 moves!).

If the bathroom is in the back of the apartment then remove the light bulb and say its blown or put a pot to hide the peeling.
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Its a tricky one. Some are decent and some are nazis. I chatted the lady up who did my last place and all she charged me for was 50 dibs as they had to change the lock barrel as I only had one key. I'd suggest sticking the peely bits down with some prittstick or as UKCG says hiding it or removing the bulb. All is fair in love and flat inspections.
thanks guys - the dewa is already disconnected and so removing the bulb won't make any difference. Putting something in front of the patch won't work either because it's on the wall that is on the side of the bath tube ie inline with the bath and hence no space to put anything there. I know other tenants have had the same issue in their bathrooms as well - clearly it's the type of wall paint/paper the developer used. I'm doing the handover later on this week and so i'll see how it goes....the agents are proper freshies.
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Originally Posted by mission
.the agents are proper freshies.
Then just show them the bath and say "I want to point out a serious flaw.." and then move them to another room or to the balcony and start talking about the strength of the sunlight in the morning and how too bright it is ...
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How did you get on?
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How did you get on?
She forgot where she used to live....
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She forgot where she used to live....
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