Tulsa, OK asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma

Q: Can landlords in Oklahoma charge tenant for their own labor to repair and clean a rental left in horrible condition?

Rental was vacated without meeting us, the landlords, at agreed date/time for return of keys and move-out inspection. Condition of rental was horrible including dog feces, chewed interior and exterior doors and woodwork, destroyed carpeting and large amount of trash scattered throughout the unit to be hauled off and an abandoned car. Can we charge our own labor costs based on standard local costs if we did most of the repairs and excessive cleaning ourselves? We have photo documentation substantiating the gross condition the property. We cannot find any reference to this question in the Oklahoma Non-Residential/Residential Landlord and Tenant Acts.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud

A: Under Oklahoma tort law, the tenant may be liable to compensate you for damage to the property.

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