Indianapolis, IN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi

Q: Can your landlord charge you for painting

I move out and requested for my deposit back because my lease was up. The house was in good condition and the walls wasn't bad at all but my landlord took 125 out my deposit and claim it was for painting.

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Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
Answered
  • Cleveland, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: It really depends on what the language of your lease says. If there is language in there indicating that no painting is to be done, then a landlord may withhold some portion of the security deposit to return the property back to its pre-leasing condition.

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