Moved in with my friend recently and his girlfriend moved out.
Their 6 month tenancy came to an end and we signed a ” creation” of short hold tenancy for another 6 months.
6 months down the line it is time to move out. An inspector comes in to check the inventory and I note it’s the inventory from my friend and his girlfriend 6 months not the 6 months I was there.
He points out some damage to the walls etc which has always been there since I’ve known but says it’s generally fine.
The landlord then does their inspection and says there is loads wrong.
When I moved in no inventory was done so I have nothing to go by. There was no deed of assignment done so none of her responsibilities were assigned to me.
As you can imagine I am reluctant to do the work as I did not cause any of the damage.
Should they legally of done an inventory on my new agreement ? There is a monetary value of 150 £ + vat on my tenancy agreement for an inventory clerk also – is it illegal to be in my agreement and not being done with them expecting me to pay once the clerk had done his inspection.
Any ideas where I stand ? Letting agents say I will need to do all works or it will be deducted from my deposit.