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TOPIC: What is your policy on carpet charges when someone moves out?

What is your policy on carpet charges when someone moves out? 2 weeks 5 days ago #24860

What is your policy on carpet charges when someone moves out? How do you determine these charges?
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What is your policy on carpet charges when someone moves out? 2 weeks 5 days ago #24861

Pro-ration of the carpet life. For ex. We have 5 year carpet. So if someone has lived in it for 3 years and it needs replacing. They would be responsible for the cost of the remainder which is 2 years. You would take the original installation cost and divide that by 5 for cost per year. Then multiple by how many years remaining. ($1000 carpet divide by 5 = $200 per year. $200 times 2 years remaining in its life = $400 is charged to the resident.

(of course this would also vary a little depending on when they moved out within that year too.)
  • Nathan Baker
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What is your policy on carpet charges when someone moves out? 2 weeks 5 days ago #24862

Same as Nathan.

In a unit that doesn’t need to be replaced we always cover cleaning but the resident is billed for any extras. Ex. Pet treatment, patches, stain removal etc.
  • Greg N Caela Mitchell
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What is your policy on carpet charges when someone moves out? 2 weeks 5 days ago #24863

We charge cleaning fee always unless they provide a receipt from a professional company. In addition we charge for carpet replacement accordingly...charge vendor price to replace according to how long they have been there...after 7 years no charge.
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What is your policy on carpet charges when someone moves out? 2 weeks 5 days ago #24864

My parents were in an apartment for 5 years before we moved them into my sister's house (she remodeled a bathroom so dad could be there with his wheelchair), and the carpet was not new when they moved in (I think they said it was 3 years old at move in). They didn't charge them anything for replacement, which would have been needed due to damage they caused anyway(my dad has excessive bleeding in both feet before his left leg was amputated above the knee, his right leg is going in that direction now)....
  • Johnny Karnofsky
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What is your policy on carpet charges when someone moves out? 2 weeks 5 days ago #24865

Johnny Karnofsky that would have been 8 year old carpet...right?
  • Greg N Caela Mitchell
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What is your policy on carpet charges when someone moves out? 2 weeks 5 days ago #24866

Greg N Caela Mitchell, IF I remember correctly what we were told when they moved in..... I reserve the right to be wrong....
  • Johnny Karnofsky
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What is your policy on carpet charges when someone moves out? 2 weeks 5 days ago #24867

i wouldn’t charge for 8 year old carpet.
  • Greg N Caela Mitchell
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What is your policy on carpet charges when someone moves out? 2 weeks 5 days ago #24868

Greg N Caela Mitchell, even if the carpet was new at move in, it was past the generally accepted 5 year mark; so 5 years, 8 years, what's the difference?
  • Johnny Karnofsky
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What is your policy on carpet charges when someone moves out? 2 weeks 5 days ago #24869

Johnny Karnofsky I agree anything past 5 we would charge for unless it required a sealant to the subfloor before new carpet could be laid.
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