What is the name of your state?I am from texas San Antonio to be exact and I just recieved a letter from my old apartment place saying i owe them $800 for carpet damage. I had a pet and although i can't speak for him, i don't deny some damage for an ocassional accident but $800? I contacted the property manager to know what the extent was and she said it was so bad it was unhabitable and she had to recarpet the wHOLE place. i asked if the damage wasn't taken care of with cleaning and she said no. but when i left the apartment there was no visible stains & there was no bad odors. She said the damage ruined the whole padding and there was not a single spot on the whole carpet not covered with urine. she says when i moved in the carpet was new. I really don't know if this is the case since when i moved in i did not check the underneath part of the carpet. and aparently all the damage was done to the padding. i told her i wanted to see the receipts for the new carpet and if i could see the unit where the new carpet had been placed. and she said there was no way i could see the unit, that i could see the receipt and some pictures she took. but not the unit. i asked her how am i supposed to know you are not lying about this being done? she just answered i am not lying you just have to take my word cause i said so and you owe the money and you are going to pay it. Is there anything i can do? i have been reading over some landlord tenant rules and they all mention that it should be a reasonable amount and some even mention that even if there is damage that does not mean the landlord is entitled to recarpet. can anyone help? what can i do?