So tenants vacated and have sanded and varnished the landlord’s much loved natural wood work tops without permission. She is livid and getting a quote to restore them. I’ve advised her that if it went to a dispute, it may find that the tenant has improved the work tops.
Can the landlord deduct the cost to restore the worktops? And what is the likelyhood of her getting the result she wants?
This is the same landlord who served a section 21 back in February and had to refund the tenant 17 days rent for November.