Can my landlord make me pay for new carpets in my old apartment even thoughI gave him a damage deposit that will cover the cost?

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Can my landlord make me pay for new carpets in my old apartment even thoughI gave him a damage deposit that will cover the cost?

We have signed a lease with him that specifically says the pet/damage deposit is to be used for any repairs needed to be done after we moved out. Our cat urinated in one bedroom and the carpet needs replaced. Our deposit was $450 and the cost to replace carpet and pad are under $400 but he is still trying to make us pay him for new carpet and threatening to take us to court if we do not pay for it.

Asked on March 1, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Montana

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