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Good afternoon,I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. Actually, your landlord has the legal obligation to allow you to correct the "damage" done, and cannot demand that you not repaint the wall the proper color just so he can collect damage expenses from your deposit.
To establish this right, you will need to ask your landlord to do a walk through of your room and unit with you and based on the inspection, the landlord or agent must prepare an itemized statement of repairs or cleaning that the landlord or agent believes the tenant should perform in order to avoid deductions from the tenant's security deposit.
You must be given the right to repair/paint the wall. Here is a link to the CA law as regards ***** ***** Pay close attention to the section entitled "Initial Inspection Before Tenant Moves Out" which is highlighted in blue on the page. This tells you the landlord's obligations and your rights as you prepare to move out. Print it out and give it to your landlord as well. http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/sec-deposit.shtml
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