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Re: How do I prorate the carpet? by Garry (Iowa) on October 31, 2017 @11:49

That 50% number was simply an amount I chose to try to be fair to both the LL and T. And the IRS's 5-7 year dep. life is based on normal wear and tear, not urine-soaked carpeting, or tons of stains and heavy dirt. Who knows, in the IRS's fine print, they may say the 5-7 year life is also based on a tenant having the carpet cleaned once a year. At any rate, if a T does not agree with the costs they were charged, they have every right to take the LL to court, at which time a judge will decide what amount should be used.
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Re: How do I prorate the carpet? by Anonymous on November 1, 2017 @01:19 [ Reply ]
A landlord can only charge for actual damages, not some made up pie in the sky dollar figure because the landlord believes that's fair.

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