What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? OREGON
Recently moved out of a house. We were never given the opportunity to fill out a move-in inspection report when we moved in two years ago. We paid a $1000 deposit. Now landlord has claimed $600 of that deposit for things like cleaning fees and carpet cleaning (none of which was in our lease...and the place wasn't cleaned when we moved in). There is NOTHING in our lease that says we are to pay for carpet or any other cleaning.
They also charged me for things like removing nails and patching holes...the place was riddled with nail holes when we moved in and I removed any nails we put in and patched/painted the holes when we moved out.
Can a landlord charge damages against a deposit without having a move-in inspection report to compare the move-out inspection to?