Question: What is "Fair wear and tear" and how much can a landlord withhold from your refundable security deposit if there were no damages other than "Fair wear tear" or cleaning
"Ordinary wear and tear is defined in most states to mean the deterioration or damage to property to that is expected to occur from normal usage. The real discrepancy lies in the definition of the phrase "normal usage." Different individuals, courts, judges, and landlords have differing interpretations of the phrase."- www.mdrenter.com
Here are some examples.
October 16, 2008