I am an agent for Hillary's Blinds Ltd. As such, I get frequently asked to call on new tenants in Housing Association properties. In every case, previous tenants have been required to remove all carpets, curtains and blinds from the property they are vacating. Incoming tenants are faced with bare floors and windows. Given the fact that incoming housing association tenants, by definition, have little disposable income, I cannot understand why they are forced to incur these expenses, when the existing carpets, curtains and blinds would have done perfectly well. Is there, in any case, no provision in law that requires landlords to provide floor and window coverings? If I were letting privately, I should feel obliged to provide these things, and might well be obliged to do so in law - I don't know. It seems housing associations feel no such obligation. Perhaps you could find out for me? Nick XXXXX XXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
No problem, I'm not in a hurry and this is part of an ongoing 'project' or campaign.
I am just checking with the housing agencies, plural, whether this requirement to remove floor and window coverings is in their tenancy agreements.
I will be back to you when I have found out.