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I do not see basis for the landlord seeking monies from you. Landlord can only recover for rent owing and damages caused beyond normal wear and tear. Here, landlord inspected and claimed everything was in order. In light of that I do not see a claim. There is a defense of waiver and payment.
You can ask for a specific breakdown so you can assess what he is claiming is the basis
Normal cleaning, wear and tear, are not a tenant cost, even has he complained timely about it
On March 30 he claimed all was well, He has ripped the carpets up and now claims all the wood under the rygs are ruined because or our dog. He wants 800 or 900!
Is he correct about it?
did the dog cause damages?
If so, consider settling for half
given his prior comments, cost of litigation
I don't know what the condition of the wood before we moved in 10 years ago, our dog was a puppy but the rugs where shot blue shag now he is saying the place was trashed
The burden of proof is on the landlord
so you can deny it and have him sue and then make him prove you caused it
the cost to him would be much more than 900
I don't know how he can prove what condition it was 10 years ago
or you can offer to cover a small amount of the damages
so you can defend on this basis
We would do that but I doubt he is going to agree to it
some people pay a bit, to avoid being sued and the time and cost of defending
and explain you are doing it as nuisance value only
and deny any claims
thanks we will do that My husband was also a carpenter and did work on the house
We also don't have money to go to court
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thanks you have been a big help!
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