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

Answers:

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.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.