Dilapidation fee

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by valefan, Dec 7, 2018 at 11:22 AM.

  1. valefan

    valefan Registered User

    Nov 17, 2014
    5
    My dad is self funding. He had to leave his care home as the home was judged as not meeting his needs.
    The home has now charged a dilapidation fee of almost £500 pounds.
    Does this seems excessive?
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    16,423
    Male
    North Manchester
    It depends what they consider dilapidated and in need of repair/renewal - decoration/carpet/furniture/sanitary ware/????

    What does the contract say about a dilapidation fee?
     
  3. valefan

    valefan Registered User

    Nov 17, 2014
    5
    Thanks for your reply.
    They have not listed anything. Just deducted it from a refund of overpaid fees without explanation.
     
  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    16,423
    Male
    North Manchester
    Does the contract allow for this fee?
    If 'yes',does it say how it is calculated?
    If 'no' , why are they charging it?
     
  5. valefan

    valefan Registered User

    Nov 17, 2014
    5
    Annoyingly I can't put my hands on the contract. I suppose that is the key.
     
  6. try again

    try again Registered User

    Jun 21, 2018
    255
    The home I was looking at for mum had a 1% per year fee. So buy for eg 100k, lose 1k each year. Didn't think it too bad. A sheltered block locally was in the paper this year when all tenants we asked to stump up 2k towards replacing some windows.
    I am sure they will send you a copy of the contract if you cannot find it.
     

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