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Im leaving an apartment after ten years and the land lord

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Im leaving an apartment after ten years and the land lord wants me to pay for new rugs
that seems wrong
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  RealEstateAnswer replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon. New rugs or new carpet?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
replace all of the wall to wall carpets and stairs
Expert:  RealEstateAnswer replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. It is wrong. I say this because as a tenant, you are NOT responsible for normal wear and tear. After 10 years, I am inclined to believe that there was a lot of this and it is not something the landlord can charge for or deduct from your deposit. If the carpet is damaged, stained, etc, then there could be grounds but if it is something that is just old and worn down, from 10 years of wear and tear, you would not have to pay.

Expert:  RealEstateAnswer replied 1 year ago.

I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!