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AIBU to think £48 for a kitchen sink plug is TAKING THE PISS!!!

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Plugofgold Mon 07-Jul-14 18:11:09

£48 for a plug. That's what our grasping bitch of an ex landlady wants for the kitchen plug for the sink.

There's more, obviously.

taxi4ballet Mon 07-Jul-14 18:13:08

Good grief - is it gold-plated or what?

Plugofgold Mon 07-Jul-14 18:13:28

Nope. Finest rubber.

ihatethecold Mon 07-Jul-14 18:14:53

Cheeky bint.

KnackeredMuchly Mon 07-Jul-14 18:15:36


No chance

Pumpkinpositive Mon 07-Jul-14 18:16:02

Did you lose/break the old one?

I'd buy her a cheapie from Poundland and send it 2nd class post.

And probably some polish for that brass neck of hers.

Rosa Mon 07-Jul-14 18:16:23

Missing the. . And its £4.80??

Amy106 Mon 07-Jul-14 18:16:29

Yes, she is definitely taking the piss. Could you offer to buy the replacement plug yourself?

PfftTheMagicDraco Mon 07-Jul-14 18:17:02

Make sure you ask for a receipt!

MehsMum Mon 07-Jul-14 18:17:05

If it's rubber I take it it's not one of those metal-n-rubber ones shaped a bit like a mushroom, but just your typical hardware shop tuppence ha'penny affairs?

Did you deal with a letting agent? If yes, have a moan to them. They are usually reasonable.

Plugofgold Mon 07-Jul-14 18:34:39

The letting agent have called her (and I'm quoting here) a "bloody pain in the arse." They're sympathetic but apparently we have to go through line after line of this work of fiction, and respond accordingly.

Plugofgold Mon 07-Jul-14 18:35:38

"Various nails , blue tac, pen marks to walls & ceilings, over painted repairs throughout property - Compensation to landlord £320
Please note an allowance has been made for wear & tear."

londonrach Mon 07-Jul-14 18:38:15

You don't have to agree. Send her a plug.....

Plugofgold Mon 07-Jul-14 18:38:43

"Garage key fob £ 58"

This is for a keyring. I'm honestly not shitting you. When we looked around the house the garage had a glass key ring, but when we moved in the key was missing and the landlady sent us a copy. But now she's missing a £58 key ring. You couldn't write it.

Plugofgold Mon 07-Jul-14 18:43:01

Can I really just do that? Send her a plug? Her piss taking is on a new level!

OnIlkelyMoorBahtat Mon 07-Jul-14 19:38:08

Hi Plugofgold (great name btw!) I assume you're moving out and she wants to take this off your deposit? The cheeky mare! If you haven't already, get the letting agency to confirm which tenancy deposit protection (TDP) she lodged your deposit with and then dispute it via them.

You’ll both be asked to provide evidence, and the decision made about your deposit will be final. So for instance, she'd have to provide to them proof that the replacement plug will indeed costs £48, whereas of course you will be able to confirm that you can get them for, erm, much cheaper! She'd also have to provide proof to them that repaint cost however much she said it does, etc etc.

More info here:

OnIlkelyMoorBahtat Mon 07-Jul-14 19:39:10

Please do give us more examples of her batshittery of course - if you can bear it!

SpeedofSound0 Mon 07-Jul-14 19:58:00

Good grief. Is it from Harrods or something? shock

Tell her to calm down, wind her neck in, sit down and have a Lemsip and you'll get her a cheapo Wilkinson's one, and a tin of Duraglit for that neck of hers.grin

What a bloody cheek, fgs don't pay it!! �48 for a plug, even I have never heard of that one before. She is taking the complete piss.

MoonlightandRoses Mon 07-Jul-14 20:29:54

Well, looking at this beauty I think she may be undercharging YABU. wink grin

BitterAndOnlySlightlyTwisted Mon 07-Jul-14 20:30:04

Yes, you'll have to go through her list item by item.

That's if there was a dual-signed check-in inventory at the start of your tenancy. No check-in inventory equals no deductions.

Still, you can query every single charge. She won't get away with 48 quid for a sink plug, the deposit protections scheme's arbitrators aren't fools. BUT you will need to register a dispute so she can't get her hands on your money.

You MUST claim the whole of your deposit back immediately! Let her prove that her deductions are fair and reasonable. 48 quid for a common-or-garden sink plug is not either of those things.

Plugofgold Mon 07-Jul-14 20:44:08

Door stops ( end caps missing or stretched) 5 x £10 ( supply & fit) £50 + VAT = £60

ICanSeeTheSun Mon 07-Jul-14 21:18:33

PlugofGold that is shocking.

Plugofgold Mon 07-Jul-14 21:33:27

Cleaning items missed £30 minimum charge

Gardening - area of front garden dug up - gardener advises at tenants request £120

Damage -
Shelf off the wall in hallway - held up with screwdriver at checkout, To fill holes and re attach £90
2 x Smoke alarms to be replaced & fitted £120
Garage key fob £ 58
Dining Room - Fireplace marked - Landlord advises Limestone will require rubbing down & resealing £84
WC - Basin chrome plug & waste missing - supply & fit £ 84
2 x Plinths added for curtains - agreed at start of tenancy but to be removed and made good £48
Bedroom 3 - wallpaper ripped ( 2 places)- compensation to landlord as no spare wallpaper available - £50
Bedroom 5 - Carpet spot stained - compensation to landlord £30
Back Garden - Broken chair - Compensation to landlord £30
Removal of play equipment £48
Various nails , blue tac, pen marks to walls & ceilings, over painted repairs throughout property - Compensation to landlord £320
Please note an allowance has been made for wear & tear.
Repair total £474 inc VAT please note if works carried out together this price may reduce.
Replacement Garage fob £58
Compensation total £430

Missing items - Lightbulbs 16 x £5 each ( supply & fit )£80 + VAT = £96.00
Salt blocks £9
Door stops ( end caps missing or stretched) 5 x £10 ( supply & fit) £50 + VAT = £60 Kitchen spotlight cover £20
Bedroom 5 - wardrobe brass knob - supply & fit £45
Items discussed which have been taken in error - please return
Total £230 inc VAT. this may be reduced if works carried out together.

Plugofgold Mon 07-Jul-14 21:35:37

Living room door stop - supply & fit £10 + VAT= £12 Kitchen shelf to be fitted -new supports required £36 Kitchen sink plug £48.00
Garage Freezer - Included in cleaning charge. Bedroom 5 - pen mark on ceiling - £30 compensation. WC Basin plug - included in the main report
Outside light not working £ 6 charge.
Pot from back garden - £40
Filter tap in kitchen - landlord advises no longer working although noted as loose at check in. Replacement cost including fitting £85 + VAT = £102

Janethegirl Mon 07-Jul-14 22:11:56

There can only be one response FOYB

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