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Ending a Tenancy (England) | England | Tenant Moves Out (England)

Dilapidation charge

19 Nov 2020 | 1 comment

Before the tenant fee ban came into force we used to charge the outgoing tenant £45 if there were any dilapidations that had to be arranged/administered after check-out such as arranging contractors, obtaining numerous quotes, arranging access and acting as a go between for any negotiations between landlord and tenant regarding final deposit deduction figures.  We would previously deduct this charge from the deposit.

My question is, can we still make this charge from the deposit after the tenancy has ended?

 

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  1. guildy

    No, that wouldn’t be possible.

    However, you can charge for any costs relating to a breach of tenancy. So, if they have damaged a door and you feel it needs a new one, that can be charged for – just not the arranging of it.

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