I thought I would post this up for some advice regarding a property I rented while living in The Netherlands.
I lived in The Netherlands up until the 25th of April 2012. I returned on the 29th to clear out the apartment and hoped to do a check out on the 30th with the agency responsible for the letting. As the 30th was Queens Day, the agency refused and as I couldn't hang around until the 1st as I was starting a new job in the UK on the 1st, I agreed or rather had little choice but to let the agency do the check out themselves.
Having cleaned the said apartment in question and left it in the same state as when I moved in, the agency sent me a 'damage' report - full of existing damage and now claim that I will be responsible for this existing damage. I find this a little reprehensible, I trusted them to do a proper, honest check out and now they seem intent on stealing my deposit. What are my options here? What can I do? I really just can't let them take my money and put it down to 'bad experience'. This resolves nothing and it also leaves me out of pocket.
Yes, but .. at what cost?
Wow .. I would never do such a thing. Don't you want to have a happy, peaceful life?