Carpet Smell Rip Off
This is a discussion on Carpet Smell Rip Off within the Landlord vs Tenant Issues forum, part of the REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY LAW category; I stay in Michigan and recently moved to a new place. I generally keep my house neat and clean and ...
|POST NEW QUESTION|
||Thread Tools||Search this Thread||Rate Thread||Display Modes|
|Oct 12th, 2010, 02:19 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Carpet Smell Rip Off
I stay in Michigan and recently moved to a new place. I generally keep my house neat and clean and I am a non-smoker/drinker and do not have any pets. I also spent couple hours cleaning every part of the house when I moved out. I had my friends walk around and inspect the entire place as I am a student and every dollar matters a lot to me. But still my landlord claims I had cooking smell in my living room carpet and would cost me around $200 for carpet conditioning and ozoning. If the problem persists, they will have to replace the carpet. I am pretty sure there was so no such thing. The only smell maybe due to fact that I lived in a basement house which prevented me from openning the windows which overlooks the backyard and thus makes insects and bugs come in. So I agree to the fact that there wasn't much of ventilation in the entire house. But other than that, I am pretty confident on the smell. If I argue, the manager is threating me that she will rip off my carpet and charge me for replacing the carpet as such. Please advice if I have a say in this.
|Oct 12th, 2010, 11:11 PM||#2|
Top Level Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Re: Carpet Smell Rip Off
I wish to inform you that you may be made liable for the amount of cost of carpet if the carpet was damaged or if the smell is coming because of your activities. If you have not caused damage and it is general because of location being basement or any fault for which you are not responsible then you cannot be made liable. You may write a letter to the manager of your landlord that as smell is not because of you, therefore, you cannot be made liable and may keep the proof of letter as evidence. You may further ask your landlord to inform you under which specific law you are being made liable. It may be noted that you are allowed normal wear and tear of carpet. As per IRS depreciation schedule, the life of carpet is 5 years. So if the carpet in your premises is 5 years old then you cannot be charged as it has fully depreciated.
Last edited by AFFA; Oct 13th, 2010 at 09:11 AM.
|Bookmark & Share|
This thread has 2 replies and has been viewed 578 times
« Lack of shower (stand-up shower and no tub) | VA Breach of Contract on Refund and Fraudulent Practices »
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Display Modes||Rate This Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|I ruined one bed room carpet. Is it legal to make me pay a whole carpet?||yamato||Landlord vs Tenant Issues||3||Apr 27th, 2011 11:31 PM|
|Smokey apartment smell: Can we break our lease?||Unregistered||Landlord vs Tenant Issues||1||Nov 15th, 2010 01:28 PM|
|Speculators smell chance with China garlic||FT News||China News||1||Nov 28th, 2009 11:41 AM|
|Carpet replacement from pet stains and old carpet (5 years old) - TX||Unregistered||Landlord vs Tenant Issues||5||Aug 21st, 2009 07:25 PM|
|landlord rip off||theresa||Landlord vs Tenant Issues||1||Sep 13th, 2007 07:02 AM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:02 PM.