I am absolutely fuming. Ive just handed the keys of my rented house over back to the estate agent, and they conducted the end of tenancy inspection. The whole process was stressful as he wandered around sighing with his clipboard, then he proceeded to give me the rundown of every tiny little thing that was wrong with the house. My mother, bless her heart, spent an entire day cleaning the house. We have paid professionals to come and steamm clean carpets. We have removed every scrap from the property, and done everything we feasibly could, There were a couple of things I am fine about, that I know I will lose deposit for - cats have scratched wallpaper, and garden was not in the best state. However, the arrogant, patronising little pleb proceeded to point out a cobweb, a dribble on the oven that has OBVIOUSLY been cleaned and must be a dribble of oven cleaner, slight scuff marks on walls where furniture had been up against them, path marks on carpets (they're old carpets, weve lived in the house 3 years, and weve had them steam cleaned!). It was one thing after another and I felt like crying. I have been living there for 3 years and there are certain things I just couldnt fix or clean. If there is the odd splatter grease mark on the walls in the kitchen, its because its a kitchen! If id attempted to clean it id have wrecked the wallpaper. If theres a scratch on the work surface then im sorry - again, ive leaved there 3 years and occasionally I dont live a perfect existance! They also tried to blame a damp problem on us saying it was 'condensation'. It is in every room attached to an external wall, the double glazing needs resealing and has done since we moved in, and weve had a dehumidifier running 24/7. I cannot believe the way they treat someone who has looked after the house as best she can, and paid rent etc on time every single month. Im not an angry person and avoid confrontation, but I saw red and the man got an absolute mouthful. I told him they were pathetic and patronising. Im not proud of my behaviour but it did make me feel a damn sight better! Heres hoping I dont ever have to deal with rental agents again now I own my own house!!