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paint the walls and change carpet?
On our rental, we would only do this if it was needed in between renters. I should add though that our carpet/floors look good.
I'm not sure what it is if you rent from a company though.
Our landlord replaced our carpet right before we moved in. But it was NASTY. The previous tenants had lived there for 20+ years & were very dirty.
I would just ask the landlord right out what they are willing to do. We asked for new paint & for a tree in the back to be cut down, and the landlord did it willingly because we are good tenants. Maybe if not the whole house, they would be willing to replace a room at a time or something if money is an issue.
There is no law requiring landlords to paint theproperty or replace the carpet based on any set formula or passage oftime. Landlords are required under California law to properly maintainthe premises in a safe and habitable manner. Your landlord would berequired to repaint your rental unit in the event that the failure torepaint has become a health and safety hazard.
For example, if the paint is old it may contain lead and be alead-based paint hazard if it is beginning to peel or come loose fromthe painted surfaces. If it is just a cosmetic issue then the landlordis not responsible for repainting and you may want to propose that thelandlord repaint and you will pay some or all of the cost.
The carpet is evaluated along the same lines. A worn carpet onlybecomes a health- and-safety issue when it is a trip and fall hazardor is so worn that the tack strip or other elements poke through andcould injure someone. Again, if it is just ugly or out of date thenthe landlord is not legally obligated to do anything.
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