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What is the cost please?
Did you leave it in poor condition?
It wasn't left in poor condition at all and the total cost is only £702, however we would have been able to get the work done for under half the price using contacts that work on behalf of our charity already. I would have thought that the landlord couldn't just go ahead and get the work done without advising us of what he was doing and how much we were going to get charged? Thank you.
Yes. Did the Landlord just do the work or tell you in advance that it needed doing and gave you a schedule?
He just got the work done. When I handed the keys back he flippantly said 'the walls need painting' be he didn't provide any kind of schedule. I was expecting to hear from him to discuss what he wanted us to do as and when he'd had a chance to look at the whole building but the first contact he made was just a letter saying you owe me £702.
In that case this is wholly unreasonable.
He should have let you have an opportunity to do the work and if he was going to get it done give you 3 quotes
He has failed to mitigate his loss and therefore it can not be claimed
Further it sounds like this is just fair wear and tear which can not be claimed in any event
Therefore based on what information you have provided I do not think you are liable
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you Alex you have been very helpful. I appreciate your assistance & will leave you feedback accordingly.