The following is understood as 'fair wear and tear'
- Faded curtains, carpets or slight fraying.
- Furniture indentations and traffic marks on the carpet (The carpet may look slightly flatter from where you walk, especially in hallways).
- Scuff marks on wooden floors.
- Worn kitchen and bathroom benchtops.
- Loose hinges or handles on doors or windows and worn sliding tracks.
- Cracks in the wall from movement.
- A broken lock because of age and long-term use.
- Flaking paint because it is old or was applied poorly before the current tenant entered the property.
- Water stains on carpet from rain caused by a leaking roof or bad plumbing.
A tenant may need proof to show that they contacted the appropriate repair company or repair person to try and have the leaks and other issues fixed.
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