Real Estate Law (esp. Landlord-Tenant)/renting long term and carpeting

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When we moved into this rental home 6 years ago we tore up the skanky old carpet and restored the wooden floors underneath. Do we have an obligation to recarpet when we move out? Someone told me after a year's residency that requirement is gone.  Is this true?  Thank you.

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Hi Gita,

Upon vacating the unit, you generally need to restore the unit to the same condition it was in when you moved in.

Thanks for your question.

David Piotrowski
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