What Is CA's Law In Regards To Changing Carpets In Rental Apartments?


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Anonymous answered
"I thought if I could get together some information about old carpet vs. Wood floors it could make a more convincing argument."

I wholeheartedly agree that wood floors are much preferable to carpet. I'm not discouraging you from trying to work something out - I'm just saying there is no law regarding it. When working out a plan, take into consideration the wear and maintenance of both. I know for a fact (because I have them) that wood floors are much more difficult and expensive to maintain than carpet. But if you perhaps agreed to pitch in on the maintenance or research finishes to find a long lasting hard wearing finish. Also, sun, dirt, furniture, and moisture can cause extensive and EXPENSIVE damage to wood, (a stain on carpet can be cleaned, a stain on wood floors and the whole floor must be sanded, cleaned with wood bleach or other chemicals, and then refinished). As a landlord, I'm sure he will be aware of that. Its going to be a tough sell, but if you can address all of these concerns, perhaps you can convince him. Good luck!! Hey, let me know how it works out.
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Anonymous answered
Nope. The only law is that your dwelling must be "safe" - i.e. You must have running water, a working heater, locking doors / windows. There is no law that says your carpet must be contemporary.    For the record, they do still make shag carpeting. Also, I'm assuming you saw the apartment before you decided to rent. If you had a problem with it, you shouldn't have moved in. If you didn't see the apartment beforehand, let that be a lesson about taking things sight-unseen.
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Mark Westbrook answered
As far as I know there is no law that obliges a rental company to replace / change carpets.. If the carpet is fine then why would they change it? If you feel the carpet is dirty, you should have mentioned it when viewing the apartment and requested cleaning before signing. If it is beyond salvage the same applies.
thanked the writer.
sheng lee
sheng lee commented
Thanks! I will be doing a walk-through prior to moving in and hope that everything is okay. They are going to have it cleaned and painted before then.

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