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Old 06-22-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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I rented a home to tenants 18 months ago. I live out of state. At time tenant moved in I had lawn and plants in the back yard. Tenant moved out and sent me pictures of the back yard at my request. All that's there now is dirt. The plants are all gone. Example...Hibiscus that was about 3 feet tall, 3 Catsclaw Vines planted along back block/chain link fence, small shrub plants planted throughout the back yard.

Where can I find info that tells me if I can withhold from his security deposit for this outright loss?
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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The lease!
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: T or C, NM
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Here's a site which covers the basics:

Landlord/Tenant Rights: Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

You could also ask a lawyer. There's an online site for that too.

You might want to consider the cold snap in January which took out a lot of plant life.

If tenant was paying for water perhaps they couldn't afford to water the back yard and if it was not specifically mentioned in the rent that they do so you may not have any recourse. If there's damage to the yard from dogs digging or something, then you may have a case.

Hope that helps.
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