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Wear and Tear - Fair

  • Tenants cannot reasonably be expected to have lived in a property for a year or two and hand it back as good as given.
  • The law provides that reasonable wear and tear must be allowed in any calculation of damage.  See betterment.
  • It is best to adopt a pragmatic approach and accept there will be some damage at the end of a tenancy and not get all upset about what is in the scheme of things, minor.
Published: 11 November 2013 Last Updated: 17 November 2021