New Flooring

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By Landlord Expert June 3, 2013 13:21

We rent out, via a managing agent, a small house on the south coast. When the previous tenants of 3 years standing moved out, the final report stated the house was in good condition and ready to be re-let. Prior to our new tenants moving in they requested new carpets stating the old ones were threadbare, we directed them to the report and refused to recarpet.They have now stated (via the agents) that they would like to take up the sitting room carpet and kitchen vinyl and replace with laminate flooring, they state this will cost £350 and have asked us if we would like to make a donation of £100 towards the cost.
My husband thinks laminate would offer a cleaner alternative to the current flooring and I agree but I am concerned that we have not been shown estimates,I wonder who will be responsible for the disposal of the old floor coverings,are they at liberty to take the new flooring up if they decide to move out after their 1 year rental agreement ends, and finally why would they wish to spend this much money on a property they rent?
Am I being overly suspicious or naive? Advice please.

Jessie Ferguson

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By Landlord Expert June 3, 2013 13:21

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