Why remove the carpets?

I don’t understand why the council rip all the carpets up when somebody moves out of their house, in spite of the fact that some of them are almost brand new?

They reckon it has something to do with health and safety.

If you are the owner of a private property and you sell your house, the natural thing is to leave the carpets, some people are encouraged to buy a property because it has nice carpets inside, in fact it might add value to the property.

If the council is worried about paying compensation for injury etc, they should ask the future tenant if they want the carpets left.

Charles Stewart

Seaton Delaval