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Good evening. Prior to moving in, did she see the rental? If so, why did you agree to change this and not rent is' AS IS?
Thank you. In a situation like this, if you failed to pay/reimburse her for the cleaning, she could sue you. However, the reason issue is laminate. I say this because a condition to her moving in and taking possession was you putting it in and she relied on that, when she signed the lease. As such, she could break the lease, vacate and sue you for damages suffered. Typically, a landlord offers the rental "as is" and does not make sure changes, unless it can increase the rental amount but in this case, you agreed to repay her and do it and if you failed to do so, she could sue. Everything was oral, so it would be your word against hers.
The issue with the cleaning would not amount her to be able to break the lease. However, the issue with the flooring could, since her renting it was based upon the laminate and now you refuse. She could very well win if she can show you lied and misrepresented you would change the floor, just to get her to move in and take occupancy.
Yes. Or, she may withhold and deduct from the rent and make you go after her, if you wanted to.
Ideally, Yes. If you made an oral/verbal agreement, you need to honor it. If not, you are in breach. It was your decision to agree to those things and it is not something you were forced to do. You could have simply told her no and if s0eh did not like the rental, to find someone else.
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