IMO 250 is a bit high. While we all want the T to take proper care of our property, I've always felt 75 to 150 was a better amount for the minimum / deductible. My thinking has been that I want to know about the stuff that needs attention, big and small before it really becomes a problem,...whether it's normal wear n tear or abuse/damage. Stuff happens and shows up between scheduled inspections and we can't see everything on those inspections. I've always insisted on keeping interim inspections as brief as possible, respecting my Ts right to privacy. It is an invasion,..we know it even if it is within our rights.
Higher tenant responsible first dollars , encourages tenants to not see the stuff that. Really should be taken care of.