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Fixtures and fittings when you move out of apartment

Hi, I have another question regarding what you need to do with the fixtures and fittings when you leave an apartment. I know that you need to restore it to how it was when you first rented it, but we took over some things that the previous tenants had put in (a wall cupboard and some rails in the bathroom for example) and I am not sure if we need to then also remove those although they were actually there when we first moved in? We don't want to do anything we don't have to but at the same time we don't want to get stuck with a fine or something when we leave.
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Maybe ask your landlord / agency?
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Hi, I have another question regarding what you need to do with the fixtures and fittings when you leave an apartment. I know that you need to restore it to how it was when you first rented it, but we took over some things that the previous tenants had put in (a wall cupboard and some rails in the bathroom for example) and I am not sure if we need to then also remove those although they were actually there when we first moved in? We don't want to do anything we don't have to but at the same time we don't want to get stuck with a fine or something when we leave.
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On your incoming inspection report, were these items noted? If not noted, extra railings in a bathroom are something which may go unnoticed or simply ignored. It may depend on what they look like and how they are installed. If they are affixed with screws, forget trying to remove them as you will have holes to fill. If attached with some form of adhesive strips, then they can be removed relatively easily if installed on tiles. Any other surface could be a problem. I would leave the railings and if they become an issue at the handover the cleaning company should be able to remove them.


The wall cupboard is more of an issue. Unless it is not assumed to be part of the apartment, you need to remove it but before doing so you should check the inspection report to see if it was added. It doesn't hurt to contact the property manager because you really don't want to have to deal with removing this item after the apartment is cleaned. If the cupboard is very large and it is difficult to fit cupboards into the apartment, it might make sense to leave it. Is there a new tenant coming into the flat? If there is and they asked for the cupboard to be left, you shouldn't have to worry about it. Whatever is decided, get it IN WRITING.
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