Let’s continue our discussion of normal wear and tear on walls and doors.
Walls and Doors:
Faded paint or wall paper is considered normal and tear. If there are a few small holes, or a mark where the door handle hits the wall this is usually considered normal wear and tear. These items can be easily repaired. If however there are pen or crayon marks on the walls or deep gouges or dents that require more than a quick repair, this would be more than normal wear and tear.
The same can be said for doors. If a door is hanging from hinges or needs to be replaced o it’s beyond the scope of normal wear and tear and can be deducted from a tenants security deposit.
At Maple Leaf Management, we take move in and move out photos to document the condition of wall and doors as well as having a written report. This will help us determine if we need to retain a portion of the security deposit for repairs.