Nail holes/normal wear and tear


I’ve read at numerous online locations that small nail holes in the wall of a rental are considered normal wear and tear in California and can’t be used as a means to withold part of a deposit. Where is the case law or statute that specifically addresses this? The civil code I checked only stated normal wear and tear but did not specifically address nail holes. There must be a case somewhere that addresses this and I need this to present to my landlord. Thank you.

Edited on: Friday, June 10th, 2011 12:50 pm

No Responses to “Nail holes/normal wear and tear”

My response: (We welcome stories, examples, explanations, answers and a touch of your personality)


Yes, the RPA® Can Help You!

Filing an official complaint is the nation's fastest way to solve tenant problems.

Not Ready? Learn more...

Virginia Complaint Filling Deadline  Tips/Suggestion

Need Help Filing Your Complaint?

Agents Available Mon- Fri 10am to 10pm

Recently Resolved Complaints:

See how the Nation's Rental Authority has helped thousands of tenants already!

Ask Question:

Post a new question to the RPA Tenants rights forum.

You Have Tenant Rights.
Recently Posted Questions:

Over 4,000 questions have been asked by tenants including these new posts:

Tenant Rights Categories

Popular categories about renters rights.