I lived in a home for 3 years ran by a real estate company and the owner lives in another state. On move in the bathtub had no doors the landlord now wants to take money for doors claiming they were in his shed, chip of paint on bathtub and rotten window due to leak in roof which landlord took 3 months to fix which proof is in emails is this tenants responsibilities or landlord ?
First, thank you for coming to our site and posting on the forum. I’m sorry you’re dealing with this and I hope you can get it sorted out. Here’s an article on what is considered normal wear and tear that I think you will find helpful. https://fitsmallbusiness.com/normal-wear-tear-vs-damage-rental-properties/
It’s always a good idea to do a move in and move out checklist so you can note and photograph any damage prior to your move in date, so you’re not responsible for it. If that isn’t done, it may be your word against the landlord’s word, unfortunately. Typically tenant damage is above and beyond normal wear and tear such as breaking a window or staining the carpet, or heavy marks on the walls etc. I would try to come to a compromise with the landlord and if that doesn’t work, you may have to goto court and work with a real estate attorney.
All the best,
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