When is a tenant responsible for replacing carpet?
When damage exceeds what the law calls 'ordinary wear and tear'
Since tenants' interests in real property are not vested, the opinion of the landlord carries the most weight in such a determination.
If a tenant lives in an apartment for 4 years should heshe be responsible for the cost of replacing the carpet?
That depends on if damage was present when the tenant moved in, the length the tenant resided there, the type and level of damage caused. If the tenant lived there 15 years and the carpet had been there 10 years before the tenant moved in, that would be reasonable wear and tear as the carpet is 25 years old.
When a tenant leaves after 4 yrs is that tenant responsible for replacing the carpet Or does the owner have to replace it after a 4 yr tenancy for the new tenants to move in?
The landlord can never charge for normal wear and tear. If the carpet is unfit for further use after 4 years, that's abuse, not normal wear and tear. If, however they just show their age, you cannot be charged, your duty is to have it cleaned, that's it. A landlord is only obliged to replace carpet that is no longer fit for use and that is not tied to any number of years, it is…
Is the tenant responsible for not replacing the batteries in the smoke alarms and or the smoke alarms after they move out?
It depends on the terms of the lease. Typically, the landlord agrees to refurbish as necessary for normal wear and tear, while the tenant is responsible for anything over that. However, the parties could agree that the tenant is fully responsible, or that the landlord is fully responsible, or define the responsibility in any other way they choose. Normal wear and tear depends on the type of property and the length of time for which…
HUD and the housing authority are not directly responsible for any damages caused by its client tenants. If the tenant damages property, you have the right to evict him just as you would any other tenant. If you take the tenant to court and win the eviction, the tenant will lose his voucher permanently.
Do you have to pay for carpet cleaning if they're replacing the carpet we lived there for 4-5 years they want us to pay 80 dollars for a stain and cleaning but they're putting new carpet in now?
When applying for an apartment in Maryland as a cosigner will the salary of the the tenant be taken into consideration or the cosigners?
Both. And both will be fully responsible for paying the rent and any damages to the apartment. If the primary tenant fails to pay the co-signer will be held fully responsible for paying. Both. And both will be fully responsible for paying the rent and any damages to the apartment. If the primary tenant fails to pay the co-signer will be held fully responsible for paying. Both. And both will be fully responsible for paying…
If a tenant breaks his lease and writes last month's rent on his check if it is deposited is the tenant no longer responsible for the remaining months on the lease?
Any damages caused to a building which is under lease and which are directly caused by the tenant are normally deducted from the bond if necessary. Otherwise, the tenant is responsible for paying for the repairs, but it is the landlord/homeowner who must get the repairs done (they then pass the bill on).
The landlord's duty is to keep a property "habitable" - fit to live in. If the carpet is well worn and hopelessly filthy-looking, a city official may decide it must be replaced. If there are no holes and discoloration is limited to high-traffic areas, then it would probably not be considered too bad. Also, a landlord will replace the carpet if it helps him rent it quicker or for more money. If he's not replacing…
If a water heater breaks in an apartment is the renter responsible for damage caused to the apartment floors or ceiling of the apartment below?
If a tenant put up showers in there place and there having trouble with them now who is responsible to fix it?
The tenant is responsible for what ever they put up in the unit, first they need to ask the landlord if they have permission, it is a much better idea that the landlord should make all the necessary changes, that way the tenant does not have the responsibility nor the costs. If the landlord declines and the tenant goes ahead anyway, the tenant can leave themselves wide open to be sued for damages if anything…