My wife and I have been living the same apartment for the past two years, but our lease is up at the end of August and we are moving to a different complex.
We have been good tenants the whole time, paid rent on time, quiet, etc. But now that we are moving out, I feel like the apartment complex is trying to nickle-and-dime us on our way out.
What are we required to do when moving out, and what is the apartment complex responsible for?
Example, they want us to clean the carpets before we leave or pay them $50 to do it. The carpet was not new when we moved in.
They also want us to replace the little trays that go under the burners on the stove (or pay them $20 to do it).
I feel like both things should be the complex's responsibility to do before the new owners move in. These are both normal wear-and-tear items.
Things like patching holes in the wall (like from nails) I can understand.
If we don't do these things, what repercussions could there be?
We did not put down any kind of security deposit when we moved in (the complex was running a special).
Finally, my dog chewed several holes in the carpet when he was a puppy ( picture here ).
I am still getting estimates to fix this, but I am wondering if it is even worth fixing if the price is too high.