we rent a property in weymouth dorset, we had a flood which affected the lower floor due to a blocked drain. I contacted my insurers who agreed to replace the damaged flooring like for like which came to a total cost of 1800 pounds as the carpet could not be matched and they would need to replace the carpet on the hall landing and stairs over the three floors. The carpet was ordered and delivered but the landlady has refused to have it laid saying that the fitters could be cowboys and may do a shoddy job. She has now ordered laminate flooring foe the ground floor area which is narrow up until the front door, she tells me that this is part of a job lot owned by the supplier but is demanding 780 pouns for this to be done. is this fair after me getting the carpet to replace the damaged one, can she do this?
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nothing have just been told the cost of replacement
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Are we bring taken advantage of this situation is becoming a headache she initially agreed to the carpet but is now saying she wants to put down laminate flooring in case the problem arises again in the future. The carpet has been delivered but she will not accept it she has changed her mind.
No this is not fair especially after you getting the carpet.You need to remember if she agreed to allow this carpet or knew you were getting it.If she knew then yes you can take action.If the Landlord did not know and ordered laminate there is nothing you can do.But if you bought the carpet on the back of the Landlords agreement there is a legitimate expectation that it would be used. Please remember to click accept so that I am credited for my time. Thank you.
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