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To ask landlord for a new carpet?

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thehillshaveyes Thu 25-Feb-16 09:32:25

Moved in 2 weeks ago and had all the carpets professionally cleaned due to the strong smell of dog, the living room in particular. The living room still absolutely stinks especially when the sun shines on it. Would I be unreasonable to ask for the carpet to be replaced?

ToffeeForEveryone Thu 25-Feb-16 09:37:17

You can always ask, why wouldn't you confused Don't ask, don't get.

Let them know that you have done what you can already by having the carpet professionally cleaned and see what they say.

Although no guarantee Landlord will say yes though if you accepted the rental agreement with the existing furnishings.

msrisotto Thu 25-Feb-16 09:39:40

As above. Try burning a candle, worked wonders for me when the cat went no.2 on the carpet and stank the room out.

FrozenPonds Thu 25-Feb-16 09:41:13

You can ask, they might refuse or they might comply.

Whatever you do, don't offer to re-carpet yourself.

Do you know the landlord?

A landlord can have you out within 2 months.

At the end of the day, the ball is in the landlord's court. A decent one, interested in long term tennans might buy a new carpet, a less concerned one might terminate your tenancy.

thehillshaveyes Thu 25-Feb-16 09:55:19

Why would he terminate the contract just because I asked? confused

ToffeeForEveryone Thu 25-Feb-16 09:56:03

Landlord would have to be pretty unreasonable to terminate a tenancy just because you asked about replacing carpet ruined by the previous tenant! So long as you don't insist or aren't rude that would be a pretty extreme reaction.

Liberal amounts of Febreeze?

FrozenPonds Thu 25-Feb-16 09:56:24

He might not. He probably won't.

We have just had crappy landlords, which makes me wary grin.

KinkyAfro Thu 25-Feb-16 11:06:28

Why did you have to have the carpets cleaned, surely the landlord should have done this?

Collaborate Thu 25-Feb-16 11:07:42

Ask. At least there'll be a record of the fact it was like that when you moved in.

Collaborate Thu 25-Feb-16 11:08:56

Also, try and locate the previous tenant. Find out whether the LL deducted from the deposit for carpet cleaning or the state of the carpets.

Did you have a schedule on moving in listing the state of the property?

LifeofI Thu 25-Feb-16 11:09:46

Burn lanvender oil and spray the carpet with white vinegar

Drinkstoomuchcoffee Thu 25-Feb-16 11:13:13

Was there a check-in inventory? What did it say about the carpets? Why are you paying for carpet cleaning? I have been both a landlord and a tenant over the years and it the responsibility of the landlord to arrange cleaning before a new tenancy starts. If you did not have a check in jnventory you probably have a dodgy landlord.

alltouchedout Thu 25-Feb-16 11:15:42

The landlord can't have you out within two months if you've only been in 2 weeks.
www.gov.uk/private-renting-evictions/rules-your-landlord-must-follow

ReallyTired Thu 25-Feb-16 11:17:54

The op moved in two weeks ago. If she has an assured tenancy then she can't be kicked out with two months notice just for asking for new carpet. She cannot decide to leave because the carpet smells of dog nor can she force the landlord to replace the carpet. She accepted the property and both her and the landlord are bound by contract.

She can ask the landlord to replace the carpet. If he refuses then she can offer to pay for the new carpet. Depending on the size of the room you can get carpet off cuts at a good price. I realise this is not great.

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