Can a landlord charge a wheelchair bound tenant to repair small portions of carpet at $150 per spot?

Asked on September 1, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Washington


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Your landlord can charge for repairs but the amount charged is outrageous.  Check with your local ADA advocate's office and see if there is any history on such similar landlord tenant issues.  Also file a consumer complaint with your state attorney general.  The amount is overly penalizing and may be cheaper to simply deduct for carpet replacement.

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