I just moved out of my old flat and my landlord wants to take £800 from our deposit. Some of what he is charging us for is reasonable and some isn’t. Is £400 to replace a regular white carpet that has a stain reasonable? He is also charging us for regular wear and tear, like his decision to repaint the walls so that they look new.
How difficult is it to represent yourself at these tribunals? What’s the likelihood of success? I’m worried that the letting agent and landlord will have more evidence than we do, as it didn’t occur to me to take pictures and now we no longer have access to the flat. Also my flatmate had not cleared out all of the furniture and food, so there were some mistakes on our side.