I have a new tenant who wants to make alterations to the property e.g change flooring from vinyl to wood and tiles. Whilst this sounds great it may involve cutting skirting boards to make shallower and altering door height, which will cause a problem if it has to be changed back at the end of the tenancy. I don’t want to stop this but want to make sure I don’t end up in a tricky situation at end of tenancy.
i am also concerned that whilst they have said they will pay for it, at the end of the tenancy they might then want to be compensated. (I have been caught out by this before).
So what wording am I safest using if I agree to it, to ensure that I don’t end up paying towards this or be threatened with removal of the fixtures at the end of the tenancy, if I decide to leave it with the changes made?
And which will cover me for any damage caused, or if it is not good, getting it put back to its original state?