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Old 07-02-2020, 10:24 AM
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Moving out of my apartment in October 2018 in Arlington. The apartment complex told me that I had to pay for a new carpet. I moved into the apartment in June 2008. I lived there for over 10 years and they want me to pay for a new carpet. That is just a little wear and tear over the years. They sent their maintenance workers to the apartments once a quarter. If this carpet needed to get replaced. Why didn't they do it while I was there? It just seems like they want some money for nothing. I would just like some advice on what I can do about this. Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 07-03-2020, 12:20 AM
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yes...one of the tricks of the apartment trade. Refer to your lease. They should not be able to charge you for normal wear and tear....after 10 years with normal wear and tear of cheap apartment carpet, it should be trash.
Most people don't read the lease and the apartments get away with this...and other tom foolery.
If you moved out in 2018...my guess is too late to fight this, not sure what the statue of limitations is for this.
If they won't refund, you could take them to small claims court.
Potentially you could win, but collecting may be another issue.
You could potentially file a lien on the building and get paid when they sell it if you win in small claims and they refuse to pay.
Then you get paid off when they sell the building, maybe.
May not be worth your trouble and that's probably what they're counting on.
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Old 07-04-2020, 04:40 PM
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Confused; are you moving out this coming October (2020) and lived there since 2008?
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Old 07-07-2020, 07:11 PM
Location: Arlington
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This happened to someone I was dating years ago. She told them she'd lived there for years on cheap carpet, and she wasn't going to pay for the next person to have new. After some back and forth, they finally settled with her for a nominal sum.
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