Scratches and scratches are unavoidable in normal life. A five-person apartment would probably have more signs of wear and tear than an apartment inhabited by a single person. Apartments require painting at reasonable intervals and furniture, faucets and equipment have an expected lifespan. Owners have the right to inspect the apartment at reasonable intervals during the lease. The RTB recommends to carry out an inspection every 3 months during a lease, It is also a good practice to arrange an inspection of the apartment 3-4 weeks before the end of the lease, so that damage on appropriate wear can be described and repaired by a tenant. It is also advisable that a landlord photograph and write to the tenant to request repairs within a reasonable time. If a tenant does not bear the damage beyond reasonable wear and tear, a lessor has the right to withhold all or part of the deposit to cover the reasonable costs of repairs. When the term “fair wear” is used in leases, it refers to the damage caused by the normal daily use of the property, for example: the carpet worn by people who go there. The term also refers to wear due to exposure to natural forces such as sunlight and rain.
Under the Rental Housing Act, a landlord is free to claim damages for damages caused to the property by the tenant, with the exception of fair wear and tear. wear adds up over time The longer the lease, the more wear and tear is to be expected. If a lease is several years, it is reasonable to expect worn areas of carpet and varnish. You can control the rate of wear during regular inspections, allowing you to assess whether something is unreasonably damaged or worn down by fair use. Use a copy of an inventory to notice wear and tear. A basic general rule is that if a tenant has damaged something that normally does not wear out, or the tenant has significantly reduced the lifespan of something that wears out, the tenant can be charged the cost of the item. The owner should consider the age of the item and the length of time it might otherwise have taken, as well as the exchange fee. While an apartment should be left clean and clean when the tenant leaves the property, a landlord cannot expect the apartment to be returned to the state it was presented in at the beginning of the rent. The tenant should do nothing that causes damage to the property beyond normal wear.
Scratches and scratches are unavoidable in everyday life. It is subjective and can be difficult to identify what is normal wear versus excessive wear. The test is a “normal and reasonable” use of the apartment taking into account all the factors. Wear can be defined as reasonably foreseeable deterioration. For example, it is normal for there to be a few abrasions in the color after a tenant withdraws from a unit. The abrasions in the paint would be considered normal wear. The hole in the wall would be considered damage. In order to avoid conflicts of attrition, photos and a detailed inventory list of the condition of the facility should stagnate at the beginning of the lease, and both parties should sign and date this document and be attached to the lease agreement. If there is any damage to the devices and fittings, it is worth noting immediately. This will be useful in the event of a wear dispute.