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Re: "normal" wear & tear

Posted by MIA on October 19, 1999 at 13:59:09:

In Reply to: Re: posted by Mo on October 18, 1999 at 16:26:23:

: : I understand that in NYC, a landlord cannot hold a deposit for "reasonable wear and tear." How is this defined? Does "reasonable wear and tear" cover my apartment needing a paint-job, and holes from nails and picture hooks that were hung in the walls?

: : Thanks.

: Most states require that landlords return security deposits, with a detailed
: list of any deductions, to the tenant within 30 days after they move out.
: Landlords are notorious about providing sketchy information about deductions
: or damage. The list must include valid estimates for any repairs, or the cost
: of those that have been done. Your landlord is required to paint your apartment
: every three years at his or her expense. Some landlords will negotiate an
: allowance to cover some or all of the cost, if the tenant arranges for the painting
: in off years.

: Wear & Tear

: Worn out keys
: Loose or stubborn doorlock
: Loose hinges or handles on doors
: Worn and dirty carpeting
: Carpet seam unglued
: Scuffed up wood floors
: Linoleum worn thin
: Worn countertop
: Stain on ceiling from rain or bad plumbing
: Plaster cracks from settling
: Faded, chipped or cracked paint
: Loose wallpaper
: Balky drapery rod
: Faded curtains and drapes
: Heat blistered blinds
: Dirty window or door screens
: Sticky window
: Loose or inoperable faucet handle
: Toilet runs or wobbles
: Urine odor around toilet
: Closet bi-fold door off track

: Damages

: Lost keys
: Broken or missing locks
: Damage to a door from forced entry
: Torn, stained or burned carpeting
: Rust or oil stains on carpet
: Badly scratched or gouged wood floors
: Linoleum with tears or holes
: Burns and cuts in countertop
: Stain on ceiling from overflowed tub
: Holes in walls from kids or carelessness
: Unapproved (bad) tenant paint job
: Ripped or marked-up wallpaper
: Broken drapery rod
: Torn or missing curtains and drapes
: Blinds with bent slats
: Torn or missing screens
: Broken window
: Broken or missing faucet handle
: Broken toilet seat or tank top
: Urine or pet odor throughout unit
: Damaged or missing bi-fold door

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