When I first moved in about 18mths ago I accidentally burnt a small area of carpet next to the fireplace. I immediately told the landlord about this and said that I will replace the carpet. He said that he wants to replace carpet for wooden boards that he had in his barn after he cut them. So when the time came I removed the carpet for him. He dropped the boards off along with a heater and dehumidifier and told me to use them over a week to dry out the wood. He didn’t contribute to the electric the heater and dehumidifier used and I did not have any use of my lounge room for about 2 weeks. He laid the boards over 2 days then after 3 days he came to sand and varnish it.
No costs were spoken about before any of this. However now he is demanding £200 from me for the wooden boards and his work. Can get do this??
I know from speaking to both sets of neighbours (who have lived there for years) that the carpet I burnt a patch of was well over 5years old as that carpet was put down by the previous owners 5 years ago.
I was more than happy to replace the car before and was quoted under £200 by carpet guy. Also the storage heater and dehumidifier used over £20 electricity which came out of my pocket. Also the inability to even use the lounge room for just over 2 weeks.
Can the landlord demand this off me??