Looking for some guidance, I’ve just moved into a property which is being managed by a lettings agency.
Soon as we got in we noticed a funky, mould like smell in the kitchen. It seems to be coming from the cupboard under the sink. I’ve uploaded a pic for reference: http://imgur.com/BqSZT4w
I’ve been told by FIL that there should be a valve where that foil is. He also told me the smell is probably coming from the U bend there and that it may need flushing out.
If thats the case, should it be the letting agency/landlord who should fix that? Should I add it to the inventory? Why should I have to pay to remove a horrid smell from a house i’m paying £700 a month for???
The second issue I have is the previous tenants seem to have left a compost bag full of dog dirt in the back yard. This is even visible on the photos the agent took when doing the inventory and they havent bothered to remove it! It’s vile. Here is a pic: http://imgur.com/6J1NrrF
Surely i’m justified in asking the agents to come and remove this disgusting pile of sh*t (literally). I can’t believe this wasnt done before we moved in tbh…
Also, the property comes with a garage and the agents dont know where the key is (presumeably still with the old tenants which is worrying)
All in all, a bit of a shambles. They have given me a copy of the inventory so i’m going to go round and add every tiny bit of damage to it then return it to them with pics. They made me sign the inventory in the LA when we got the keys but am i right in thinking we have 7 days to return ours with any additions.
Sorry for all the questions but i’ve never rented before and its alla bit overwhelming :S