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How often does a landlord have to replace carpeting in an

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How often does a landlord have to replace carpeting in an apartment/unit?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  barristerinky replied 2 years ago.
Hello,

According to the CA Dept of Consumer Affairs, a landlord has no duty to make improvements to a property during the tenancy. They only have to provide a "safe and habitable environment". The landlord is not under any legal obligation to update a unit with new paint or floor coverings unless they could possibly constitute a safety or health hazard. (i.e. vinyl flooring is coming up and creating a tripping hazard).
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Landlords are required under California law to properly maintain the premises in a "safe and habitable manner". The landlord would be required to recarpet the rental unit in the event that the failure to do so has become a health and safety hazard
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About the only thing tenant could do is try to negotiate with the landlord for a small rent increase in return for the landlord replacing the carpet or replace it themselves at their cost with the landlord's written permission.
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