I have bee living with a couple for 5 years. Now I am moving out. They have a contract with landlord, not me. Basically they were subletting me a room. Very small room. Because I damaged the carpet in my room and I wanted to leave my room in good conditions when mooving out, I decided to replace the carpet. A guy from agency agreed if it will be like the one that is used in other rooms. I visited some shops and ordered samples to find the best carpet matching the old one. The one I bought is not the same as the one in other rooms, but it is very similar. It’s not like black vs white or red and blue, so no big deal.
Now the problem is that agency want me (us) to replace the new carpet by another just because it is not same as the old one. I payed deposit to my friends and not to agency. What do you think? Is it reasonable to ask me to replace a brand new carpet and pay for another new one just becauss of small difference in colours? Like nothing major like B&W. I think they can’t expect new carpet to be like old one after 5 or 12 years. Who should pay far the new one if agency is not happy. I think I should get my deposit back as I left room in good condition.