11. What if the cost of repairs to the property is higher than the bond?

If your vacating tenants have left your property needing repairs that cost more than the bond, you will need to apply for an order to recover the necessary amount needed to carry out the repairs.

Owners should ensure they have proof of the damages, as well as any relevant correspondence or conversations with the tenants.

Depending on your property and the type of damage that has occurred, you may be able to make a claim on your landlord protection insurance policy either before or after a tribunal hearing.

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