Is there a law that states how often a landlord is REQUIRED to put in new carpeting?I live in Michigan if that makes a difference at all.
My father said he thought there was some law that said a landlord is required to get new carpet when a tenant leaves and a new one rents......
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There may be a specific law in Michigan that requires as much; but I seriously doubt it. As a general rule, the Landlord has no obligation to the tenant other than to ensure his quiet enjoyment of the premises, not misrepresent the condition of the premises, and ensure that they be kept reasonably safe. Repairs, etc. are often matters of negotiation between landlord and tenant and are usually written into the terms of the lease. It is to the Landlord's advantage to keep the premises in good repair as it makes it easier for him to rent the premises and receive a reasonable return on his investment. Contrary to what you may have heard, tenants normally have an obligation to return the premises to the Landlord at the end of the lease in the same condition they received it, reasonable wear and tear excepted. If the last tenant left the premises in good order, subject to reasonable wear and tear on the carpet, the landlord is under no obligation other than not to misrepresent the condition of the premises.
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