Hi all, this is my first post on the forum, as I’m a bit stuck on how to handle this situation.
The tenancy at my current flat ends in September, and obviously I’d like to get back my deposit in full when I do move out. However, over the course of the last year, harline cracks have appeared in the washbasin.
When I moved into the property, I’m pretty sure there were a couple of light hairline cracks which I didn’t notice right away, but they have spread and I’m unsure what to do about it. Nothing has been dropped on the sink, and I’ve done nothing to cause the cracks, they have just appeared over time.
The dilema I have is whether I attempt to clean/fix the cracks, or if I should tell the letting agency about this. My fear is that they will put it down to me damaging the sink, when this isn’t the case, and I dont want to lose £100-£200 from my deposit when moving out through no fault of my own.
I’ve heard that leaving the basin in bleach for a few hours can sometimes clean the cracks so they’re not apparent, and I was going to try this later. Do anyone have any experience with cleaning/getting rid of hairline cracks? Or do people think I should tell the letting agency who manage the property on behalf of the landlord?
Thanks loads in advance for any advice!