Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Yahoo! Answers: Can one ask renters not to wear shoes in the house?

Yahoo! Answers: Can one ask renters not to wear shoes in the house?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most tenancy agreements these days prohibit the keeping of pets or smoking in the house, so I can't see what problems a "no shoes" request in one, from a legal point of view anyway. Still, I can't see how any such a demand can be policed at all times, especially as landlords cannot by law visit their properties without giving plenty of advance warning.

If the house does have spotless carpets, the best way would probably be to insist that they are in the same immaculate state when the tenant leaves as they are when s/he first moves in, otherwise the cost of cleaning or replacing them will have to be paid for out of the tenant's deposit. Also it might be possible to say that any stains on the carpets would constitute a breach of the tenancy's conditions and thus make the tenant liable to eviction.

With a bit of luck, those things should prove an effective deterrent against the wearing of shoes in the house!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks for your thoughts.