My landlord has said that he is taking out two items out of my deposit – one is half the bill for me using Command velcro strips on a wallpapered wall. I checked with him when I first moved in that it was ok to use this in the bedroom and he said it was. However now he is saying that he thought I meant the painted element of the room and the product states not to use it on wallpaper. And I’m responsible for knowing this. He is wants to charge for half of the bill to replace the damaged wallpaper – is this reasonable if he said I could use it? He said it’s not his job to read the small print of a product to me.
the other is he claims I cracked a drawer of the fridge and he wants me to pay for the drawer replacement. He said that it is clearly me as the fridge was unused and brand new when I moved in. The inventory though was done by him there were no photos and just stated “works, tenant confirmed” because his inventory is so vague can I push back on that? I don’t recall I did the crack and he can’t produce a photo of that drawer was perfect prior me moving in. He just states it was brand new.