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Damage clains (by Kathleen [NE]) Apr 14, 2019 1:04 PM
       Damage clains (by JB [OR]) Apr 14, 2019 1:30 PM
       Damage clains (by JB [OR]) Apr 14, 2019 1:32 PM
       Damage clains (by WMH [NC]) Apr 14, 2019 2:05 PM
       Damage clains (by DJ [VA]) Apr 14, 2019 2:24 PM
       Damage clains (by Vee [OH]) Apr 14, 2019 6:56 PM
       Damage clains (by Vee [OH]) Apr 14, 2019 6:56 PM
       Damage clains (by kathleen marrero [NE]) Apr 15, 2019 8:40 AM
       Damage clains (by Moshe [CA]) Apr 15, 2019 9:46 AM
       Damage clains (by WMH [NC]) Apr 15, 2019 9:55 AM

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Damage clains (by Kathleen [NE]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 1:04 PM
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In Nebraska, when my tenant moves out am I allowed to charge for carpet cleaning and painting if I had provided that prior to their move in also what about light bulbs and smoke detector batteries if those were all provided to the tenant at move in --174.217.x.xx




Damage clains (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 1:30 PM
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Yes, I would. It would be best to have some mention of this within your lease in case you are ever challenged (and as long as it is not disallowed by your state. --24.20.xxx.xxx




Damage clains (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 1:32 PM
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Sorry, I just saw the part about painting. That is less cut and dry. I would say that depends on how long they are in. --24.20.xxx.xxx




Damage clains (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 2:05 PM
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If the carpet was cleaned when they moved in, it should be returned cleaned (I required a professional job, and receipts need to be provided. Otherwise I have it done and charge them.)

If the paint was not damaged when they moved it, it should be returned not damaged (but this is where normal wear & tear comes in. Use good judgement.)

We make sure every light has a working bulb and expect them back that way or we charge $10 a bulb (note: never have to charge that, at that price they make sure!)

We install ten-year smoke detectors - no batteries to change - and replace after five years or if they fail (Date is written on the side.) --50.82.xxx.xx




Damage clains (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 2:24 PM
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Yes, generally those are things that can be charged against the security deposit - as long as it's not normal wear & tear.

If you want to know more about what is allowed in NE, go to the top left area of this page and click on the link labeled "Landlord/Tenant State Laws". Find yours, print them out, read, study and apply them. --68.10.xxx.x




Damage clains (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 6:56 PM
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When you print out the state laws place into a 3ring binder then flip the book over to hold the local laws, this is the basic starter book before opening for business.

Regarding paint this seldom makes it past a judge, however it you have wall or trim damage then the repair would be followed by seal - prime and refinishing the colorcoat.

Visiting your housing court for a few month will help guide you to having a good lease the court will help you enforce.

--76.188.xxx.x




Damage clains (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 6:56 PM
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When you print out the state laws place into a 3ring binder then flip the book over to hold the local laws, this is the basic starter book before opening for business.

Regarding paint this seldom makes it past a judge, however it you have wall or trim damage then the repair would be followed by seal - prime and refinishing the colorcoat.

Visiting your housing court for a few month will help guide you to having a good lease the court will help you enforce.

--76.188.xxx.x




Damage clains (by kathleen marrero [NE]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 8:40 AM
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These are all excellent suggestions and help. I agree now that I think about the paint issue. I have several rentals in Oregon and in dealing with a bad tenant an attorney in this area who also has rentals told me he never charges for paint. Thank you all --72.213.x.xxx




Damage clains (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 9:46 AM
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I don't know anything about NE, but:

1. Most states specify that LL may recover cost of cleaning unit to some kind of standard that is tied to condition upon commencement of tenancy.

2. Painting is generally considered to be landlord's responsibility as a matter of normal wear & tear.

3. Light bulbs are consumables and part of ordinary maintenance. My own lease requires that tenant return apartment with full set of light bulbs in good operating condition, but that requires specific language to conform to CA law.

4. Smoke detector batteries would be landlord responsibility if state or local law or fire code or building code requires that property be equipped with operating smoke detectors.

--47.139.xx.xxx




Damage clains (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 9:55 AM
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NC state law says batteries are on the tenants, Moshe. That's why we use the sealed 10-year detectors, don't want the Tenant to be able to shirk their responsibilities.

Painting because of wear & tear is one thing, Kathleen. Patching and painting holes is another.

In my own house there is this annoying line where the dining room chairs hit the wall and damaged the paint. A CHAIR RAIL is what we need LOL! --50.82.xxx.xx



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