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Should I refuse having my apartment painted?

Hello everyone,

I took over an apartment that was painted more than 10 years ago, and it shows. They told me it would be painted for free, and I was ok with it at that point. I thought they would do it before I moved in, they had a month when the apartment was empty. They didn't do it though, I thought it was just forgotten, but a painter called me recently to make an appointment.

I'm not sure if I'm still happy about it now that I moved in with all my furniture, etc. And my contract only lasts for a year officially. It might be extended, but then again, it might not be. Going through this if I can only stay for a year might be a waste. And while I don't expect to be as careless as the vormieter, the 10 years old wall would guarantee I'm not paying for any new stains when I move out. Also, how much trouble is having your apartment painted (2 rooms)? Would I have to stay home and take a day off work, pack my furniture again, and so on? And would it smell for days?

All in all, I'm wondering if I should call my landlord and try to cancel this. Do you think it's possible to cancel it, and do you think I should? What would you do in this situation?
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Old 12.09.2018, 21:38
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Re: Should I refuse having my apartment painted?

I expect the painter will move your furniture and place sheets over it.

Typically workmen don't expect you to wait around for stuff like that. Leave the key with a friendly and trustworthy neighbour or the landlord and let them get on with it.

But why don't you talk to him directly to verify?
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Re: Should I refuse having my apartment painted?

You only have to stay home if you want to stay home.

Also you can just contact your landlord, indicate that you don't care about the paint and if he agrees avoid you the hassle and have him paint it when you move out.
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