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Is it not the landlord’s obligation to make repairs, (which have aleady been pointed out to them), paint and clean carpets before a new tenant moves into an apartment.Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Asked on June 14, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Ohio
MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
It is the landlord's obligation to do all of the above but must take it out of the previous tenant's security. Clean carpets only if they are really dirty -- it simply has to be cleaned reasonably, painted only if there are major issues, and repairs if they impact your use of the apartment. The most important factor is habitability - and there are legal guidelines for that like heat, water, electricity., etc.
If you are having issues, contact the consumer protectiond division of your Ohio Attorney General's office.
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