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How can you tell the difference between normal wear and tear and actual damage?

Asked by Victory Property Management, Raleigh, NC Tue Jul 10, 2012

Victory Real Estate
4002 1/2 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403


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Louis Tice, Agent, Wilmington, NC
Tue Jul 10, 2012
Normal wear and tear are things like nail holes, scuff marks and dirty carpet. Damage would be larger holes in the wall, stains on carpets, etc.
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Edith Karoli…, Agent, Winnetka, IL
Tue Jul 10, 2012
It is what it expected from normal use of the property, floors windows, walls, tubs, sinks and appliances..... If walls are or floors are slightly dirty or scuffed depending on the time used is normal wear and tear, if cabinet doors are broken, if a dog scratched up a door so bad that a new one needs to be installed, if carpeting has so many stains and the kind of that cannot be removed by simple cleaning, then that is not normal wear and tear anymore.....

Damage is something that has been done, to something that is other than what one would understand was normal wear and tear, grease stains, oil stains from factory shoes on light carpeting
is damage not normal wear and tear. So not knowing what the actual situation is, it is hard to tell
what category it falls into....

Hope this helps a little....
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Tue Jul 10, 2012
You sort of just know which is which based on some common sense. For example, a hole in the wall is not wear and tear but a non working water heater would be.
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