Security Deposit (Painting?)

By Amanda

I lived in a house for 4 years and recently moved out.  Per our rental agreeent, we put putty in all of the holes generated by pictures and 3 large anchors for bookshelves when we moved out.  We wiped down all the walls, and made sure they were ready to be painted, if necessary.  I just received an itemized listed from my landlord’s rental company with ridiculous deductions from our security deposit.  The biggest one was was $270 for painting.  Like I stated before, we filled in all the holes and wiped the walls down.  After 4 years of living in a house, wouldn’t any "faded" paint be normal wear and tear?!  I feel like I am being overcharged for this, as painting falls under the landlords responsibiilty in North Carolina.  Any suggestions on how to handle this?

Edited on: Monday, May 27th, 2013 2:07 pm

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