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

1. Decide if you should pay for the damage

You are not responsible for things that break or wear out from normal use or over time. If your landlord wants you to pay for something like that, you could explain to them that fixing it is part of a landlord’s regular responsibilities.

But if it is something you or your guests did on purpose or by not being careful enough, you might have to get it fixed or pay for the landlord's cost of getting it fixed.

Discuss it with your landlord and see if you can agree on what to do. The landlord can only ask you to pay the “reasonable” cost of the repair, and must tell you how much that will be.

If you do not agree to pay or fix the problem, your landlord could give you an .

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