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Tenant Pre-Inspection Questions
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Submitted by paramount on August 18, 2012 - 11:47pm
Well as I anticipated my tenant is vacating and requested a 2 week pre move out inspection.
When I met the tenant at the property, he was very defensive to the point of being aggressive.
The tenant had several cats and a pet snake, so I brought my black light with me and identified several obvious pet urine stains on the carpet and immediately performed a sniff test - the smell was enough to make me gag (literally).
And yes, I noticed the smell as I walked into various rooms.
Of course he started protesting loudly: how do I know it wasn't there when I moved in?!!!
I mentioned it wasn't noted on the lease or any pre move-in inspection.
In my opinion the carpet has to be replaced, since the urine would soak into the padding and even the subfloor.
Anyone have a similar experience? Based on my tenants demeanor, I don't see this ending well.
Does the tenant have the right to replace the carpet on their own?
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