Collecting damage deposit when leaving rental property

January 5, 2007 1:25am CST
Does anyone know what the policy is on painting rental property, upon moving out? Is it the landlords responibility or the renters, to paint it?
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• United States
5 Jan 07
It is my understanding that in order to get your damage deposit back the apartment should be left in the same condition as when you first rented it. Look over your rental agreement--does it mention anything in there about the condition of the paint on the walls when you vacate the property. If you have any stains or marks on the wall that are your fault then speak with your landlord and see if you re-paint will he give you back your damage deposit.