What is the name of your state? TN
I've read where a LL charges an exiting tenant for replacement of the carpet for one reason or another. My LL has threatened me with this already and I haven't even moved out yet ! It seems she waltzes into my apt whenever she feels like it w/o giving me notice, then has the nerve to tell me she has 'right of entry'.. but that's another issue.
I've been in the place 3 years come next March. The carpet in the ground floor and upstairs was brand new when I moved in. I've read that the expected life for carpeting in a place like this is 5 years, is that typical ? I've also read that they can only charge you for the cost of replacing the carpeting on a pro-rated basis. Is this part of landlord-tenant laws, or is it just a generally accepted practice ? I've read the TN landlord-tenant law and it doesn't say anything specific about this sort of thing.
So, if this 5-year life and pro-rating of replacement costs is typical, then they could really only charge me based on the 2 remaining years of carpet life ??
I will NOT agree to pay for total replacement costs and let these witches rip me off. The carpet is relatively cheap and I have a pretty good idea what it would cost to replace it.