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What if I or my guests damage the place I am renting?

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What if I or my guests damage the place I am renting?
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What if I or my guests damage the place I am renting?
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August 31, 2015
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If you or your guests damage something on purpose, or by not being careful enough, usually you must fix it or pay for the repair. This includes damage to your own unit as well as the common areas.

This does not include things that break or wear out from normal use. It is your landlord's job to fix or replace things like that. For example, carpeting or paint may need replacing every few years, taps can start leaking, and stove elements can burn out.

If your landlord thinks the damage is your fault, they can give you an eviction notice. In most cases the notice is canceled if you fix the damage or pay for the repair within 7 days. But some kinds of notice cannot be canceled this way.

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