I am moving out of a property and I have just been asked by my landlord if I intend to replace the carpets. I have two cats, one of which has a habit of clawing the frickin’ carpets, as much as I discourage it I can’t be there 24 hours a day and he has caused damage.
When I moved I paid extra deposit for the cats and the LL was fully aware of them.
Having known about the cats and allowing me to move in, how much is on the landlord to pay towards the carpets as wear and tear (the cost of having allowed pets in his property) and how much is on me? I fear I already know the answer but I would prefer to keep as much of the deposit as possible.
Thanks in advance for any replies.