Can a landlord deduct from the security deposit for painting the rental property?
I vacated the rental property on the 31st of last month. My landlord has deducted some amount from the security deposit for re-painting the rental property. Can my landlord make deductions from the security deposit for painting the rental property?01/17/2017 | Category: Landlord Ten... » Security Dep... | State: Idaho | #30372
Idaho Code § 6-321 reads:
“The landlord shall not retain any part of a security deposit to cover normal wear and tear. "Normal wear and tear" means that deterioration which occurs based upon the use for which the rental unit is intended and without negligence, carelessness, accident, or misuse or abuse of the premises or contents by the tenant or members of his household, or their invitees or guests.”
In the giving instance, deductions made by the landlord for expenses incurred on painting the rental property may come within the meaning of normal wear and tear, so the landlord may not be permitted to make deductions from the security deposit for painting the rental property.