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


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.

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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