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Deposit advice Help

Hi All,

I’ve recently moved out of a rented property and the landlord wants to deduct the full value of a new carpet from the deposit.

During our stay the Iron was dropped on the carpet which has caused a burn mark. We where at the property for 8 years and the carpet was already in the property before we moved in and is in a high traffic area. I don’t feel it is fair that I should foot the bill fully for an 8+ year old carpet that was at the end of its lifespan.

Can I take this up with TDS or am I liable for the full cost due to damage regardless of the age and wear of the carpet.

Hi Peter, this thread is very relevant to your post and may answer all your questions.

If you have more Qs, feel free to ask them on the above thread.

Sam