Can a landlord charge loss of rental income because cleaning and repairs made it so that a pre-leased new tenant could not move in immediately after I moved out?

Asked on September 24, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Oklahoma

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The landlord can attempt to assess you loss of income claims under the facts that you have written about but to do so is not a valid claim under the laws of all states in this country. The time and costs to clean a rental for a new occupant is a factor of the "costs" of ordinary business of a landlord and should not be assessed against a former tenant.


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