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You will have to pay for any damage that is not considered to be reasonable 'fair wear and tear' when you leave your house rental. That is why it is a good idea to have a well documented list of damage or problems that occurred before you moved in. If you know of any damage that occurred while you were renting, try and fix it yourself before the final inspection with the landlord. The landlord will walk through and point out any damage that they feel may have incurred while you were residing there. Any damage that will require an outside contractor to fix will likely come out of your rental home deposit.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|