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rental property damage

How to Determine Normal Wear and Tear Vs. Tenant Damage

If you’re a rental property owner, you expect your unit to be left in the same condition as when the tenant moved in. If you’re a tenant, you expect to receive your entire security deposit back if you’ve kept the place in good shape. Often, however, there are differences of opinion when it comes to…

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How Much of a Security Deposit Can You Keep?

If you’re a property owner who leases to others, you will typically charge new tenants an upfront security deposit. Security deposits protect landlords against loss, most often in the form of unpaid rent and damage to the property. If you’re a rental owner in Santa Clara County, where rents are high and the property is…

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