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Thank you for the information and your question. However, in order to assist you I will need some additional information. Did your friend note, or report, the door issue when she moved in or when she reported the flooding? Also, is this "bill" she received a itemized set off from her security deposit or in addition to set off from her security deposit? How long after she moved did she receive the bill?
Alright, well, if she reported the door problem either when she moved in or when she reported the carpet issue, then she would have a good defense to any suit for the carpet replacement. Also, just a note, her landlord had a legal duty to send her security deposit refund or a completely itemized list of repairs for damages that she actually caused (not normal wear and tear or pre-existing damages) within 30 days of her move out. If they didn't do that, she has a right to file suit in small claims court (the County where the property is) for a complete refund.
As for the carpet, as I mentioned, if she isn't responsible for the damages and can convince a court that this was due to a pre-existing flaw, she doesn't owe the money. She can write the landlord back and tell them that. If they sue, they have to try to prove that she was responsible for the damages, that is was more than normal wear and tear and that the costs are reasonable.
Please feel free to ask for clarification if needed.
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