Zillow Advice: Rentals - Can you charge a deduction for each repair needed at tenant move out? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-charge-a-deduction-for-each-repair-needed-at-tenant-move-out/400378/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Landlord and tenant laws ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-charge-a-deduction-for-each-repair-needed-at-tenant-move-out/400378/ Landlord and tenant laws are usually very specific for each local area.&nbsp; Look up your state and local laws or consult with a landlord/tenant attorney.<br/><br/>Generally, you can deduct damages caused by the tenant, excluding ordinary wear and tear.&nbsp; You should have a receipt for the work done and itemize each repair cost in the cover letter with the returned deposit remainder. Thu, 26 May 2011 16:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-charge-a-deduction-for-each-repair-needed-at-tenant-move-out/400378/ 2011-05-26T16:18:00Z Also, you would have had ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-charge-a-deduction-for-each-repair-needed-at-tenant-move-out/400378/ Also, you would have had to document the condition of the unit at the onset of the lease. Wetdawgs is correct. Toilets, sinks- normal use will promote the occasional repair. Ethical- not a good practice to nickle and dime minor repairs. Any actual tenant related damage-absolutly. Thu, 26 May 2011 15:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-charge-a-deduction-for-each-repair-needed-at-tenant-move-out/400378/ 2011-05-26T15:25:00Z If the items are needing ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-charge-a-deduction-for-each-repair-needed-at-tenant-move-out/400378/ If the items are needing repair <u>beyond</u> normal wear and tear, then yes, they can be itemized and deducted from the security deposit.&nbsp;&nbsp; Faucets and toilets do have a lot of repair needed as part of normal wear and tear, so be very very careful not to deduct items that are normal wear and tear.&nbsp; I would only add these to the security deposit deductions if actual damage has been caused by the tenant (broken off handles, for example). <br/><br/> Wed, 25 May 2011 01:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-charge-a-deduction-for-each-repair-needed-at-tenant-move-out/400378/ 2011-05-25T01:40:00Z