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How often do landlords have to replace carpets/paint walls? We are moving out of a place that we have been in for 5 yrs.

Everett, WA |
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replacing carpets/painting walls

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There is no fixed rule, but carpet should last longer than 5 years. There probably is a need to paint. No state has to my knowledge set a hard rule.

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