Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in Virginia

We lived in a rental property for 4 years. I don't know if the carpets were new or not when we moved in. we have a large dog. the land lord wants to use our security deposit to replace the carpets in the house due to pet odor. Can he to that?

Asked on 11/06/13, 9:56 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

So, where is this odor emanating from, the carpets or from somewhere else?

If it cannot be determined, you may be able to challenge successfully the landlord's claim in court (my opinion).

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Answered on 11/06/13, 2:20 pm


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