I think it's just going to depend on the individual landlord whether you get most of it back easily, but no harm in knowing any relevant regulations.
Oh, hadn't spotted this:
thisisreallycomplicated wrote:Was it expensive to have installed, or did you do it yourself? I know the cabinets are cheap, if anything does need replacing. But I have no idea what labor costs, or if I could find someone who knows what they're doing. When I asked around, to see if anyone knew a good plumber, everyone just said no:(
That was 150 mil for a 3-door cabinet because the original cabinet doors are no longer available and have to be replicated using some special paint job (which is actually almost indistinguishable from the original -- no, I don't think they're having me on...). However, the guy suddenly called me back after 2-3 weeks at about 7PM to ask if he could come and install it *now*. Since someone was coming to do the floor the next day and we wouldn't be able to work around them for a few days, I said OK and rushed over there. Cutting a long story short, in the middle of the job (maybe 8:30PM) the cabinet-maker suddenly declared that he needed a plumber
to remove and reconnect the taps and drainage. So I ended up doing all the plumbing myself in real time, including running back to the other house, several miles awy, to grab a blowtorch in order to remove an obstructing drainage fitting from a down-pipe, and didn't get home for dinner till about 11PM. And after all that there turned out to be a slight forwards slope on the sink after the supporting cabinet was fitted, which had to be "rectified" by jamming the back down with 2 screws in the neighbouring counter-tops, daubed in the obligatory silicone, of course. Just hope it doesn't pop up and loosen the conical grommets under the tap... Argh. That's without going into the jammed stopcock.
If you think it's worrying being the tenant, imagine someone having control of your house
, ie. 80% of what you own (and have personally done months of hard work on and spent years paying for), and you only having a few hundred lucas in return... It wouldn't be all that hard for someone to cause millions of pesos of damage. Better hope to get someone reasonably reliable in again! But I know what you mean; I used to worry about this a bit too (now I rent from my employer it's less of an issue).